In most cases, it is not necessary to log in to your maildrop machine to read your e-mail.
If you have
Use Eudora to retreive your mail
A Workstation running a vendor OS and a vendor maildrop;
A Workstation running a vendor OS and a Mach maildrop:
Add the line "inc: -host maildrop.machine" to your .mh_profile
A Workstation running Mach and a vendor OS maildrop:
You must telnet to your maildrop machine to read mail.