[mew-int 2534] Re: How to reset the pop password
Kazu Yamamoto <kazu <at> iij.ad.jp>
2008-07-02 03:01:00 GMT
> > I have changed my pop password of my mail-box
> > but MEW use the old password to fetch mails, So it always complain
> > "the mail-box is locked"
> I presume you are using a master password? Otherwise, just quitting
> and restarting emacs should have cleared all passwords. (I suspect
> even just quitting and restarting mew will do it ... you quite mew
> with key "Q" (note uppercase)). If you are using the master password
> feature, removing .mew-passwd.gpg while mew is down should do the
> If you are not above a little elisp hackery and don't want the
> sledgehammer approach, you can examine and modify the variable
Even if a user is using the master password, what the user should do
After changing password, type "s" results in authentication failure.
At this time, the old password is cleared. Typing "s" again asks the
user to input new password. The new password will be saved with the
master password again. (I have tested this and Mew worked as I
The original message says "the mail-box is locked". So, I suspect that
another mailreader is running and it locks the mailbox...