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bug#30347: smtpmail.el doesn't retry with authentication when greylistin

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: bug#30347: smtpmail.el doesn't retry with authentication when greylisting is used
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:14:19 +0200

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Robert Pluim <address@hidden> writes:
>> Iʼm not sure I follow: the user has a matching machine in authinfo or
>> wherever they keep their passwords, and the SMTP server advertizes
>> AUTH support. Why would we not attempt authentication?
> Because Emacs doesn't know that the user has a password entry in
> ~/.authinfo.gpg until the user has type the password.  (If the user is
> using password-protected ~/.authinfo files without a password agent,
> that is.)

Ah, people who like typing passwords all the time. I see your point, though.

> Since most SMTP is still unauthorised, "opportunistic" password sending
> may not be welcome.

True, unfortunately, much like SMTP/TLS is sadly underused.

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