Pine and password authentication



I have taken to checking my email via ssh and using pine on the dreamhost server. This works fine but I would rather avoid having to type in my email password every time I run pine.

The wiki indicates that creating the file ~/.pine_passwd will cause pine to ask me if I want to save my password, but this doesn’t seem to work.

I also tried putting my password into that file, but that doesn’t work either.

Is there any way to avoid entering my password each time I check my mail?