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I am looking for an email client that allows you to add all pop params:

email, server, password etc from cmd

At the moment our company uses OE but the ability to add a password is not there (the registry wants it as a REG_BINARY and even then points to a different registry location)

Is there an email client out there (free) that allows email accounts to be added in full from cmd?

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Pine, Mutt, Thunderbird. Do you really want to communicate passwords and the command line? That sounds like a security disaster. –  Zoredache Aug 29 '11 at 18:09
    
@Zoredache - it is just for configuring the computers - they wont be transmitted over any networks - I just need to script the account creation process. –  Myles Gray Aug 29 '11 at 18:19
    
Care to explain the downvote? –  Myles Gray Aug 29 '11 at 18:57
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Thunderbird has a bunch of tools that allow some sort of centralized configuration: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Configuration_utilities_for_administrators. I haven't tried these, so I don't know if they are suitable for what you want.

I suppose I can suggest curses-based Alpine (where, I suppose, you can centrally generated .pinerc files), but that may cause a rebellion amongst your users.

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