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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's dead-simple to set up a tunnel to do this. Not quite as convenient as automatic SSL, mind, but it's doable. (It is, in fact, what I use on my OS X box)

    You can use stunnel if you don't have shell access to the machine your mail's on, or you can use ssh if you do have shell access there. For example:

        ssh -L143:mail.host:143 -L25:mail.host:25 me@mail.host

    will log you on to mail.host, and also set up local ports 143 (IMAP) and 25 (SMTP) to automatically forward to ports 143 and 25 on the remote host. Then you just set up Eudora to connect to localhost for IMAP and SMTP. (Works for POP too, but I don't use that)

    Swell? No, not entirely. But swell enough.
    • This took some doing ... I got fink to install stunnel no problem, but it wasn't working. I finally realized that Eudora under Mac OS X was still set to check SSL, and I could only turn it off by launching Eudora in Classic (it was greyed out!). So now I just have two "Personalities" in Eudora, one for accessing work IMAP while in Classic (directly) and one for Mac OS X (via stunnel). Sigh. :)

      Thanks for the tip, that end is working well.
      • I gave up and have my eudora set to always use the local connection. A bit of a pain, since I have to fire up an SSH session even when I'm at home, but, well, it works.

        (OTOH, I have the problem where I managed to get SSL busted on my mail server, so an SSL connection directly through Eudora's not possible anyway, but...)