I resisted switching to the new shell and alpine until the old shell was shut down.
I switched to the new shell and alpine, and following the advice in the shell transition document, I modified .pinerc to use Imap and can successfully send and receive messages.
My problem is that every time that I open alpine, I am prompted:
HOST: imapd.sonic.net:993 USER: xxxx ENTER PASSWORD:
I would prefer not to re-enter the password every time. Can the password be avoided by specifying it in a file, OR, can alpine be called in such a way as to pass the parameter in the command line?