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Re: Outgoing mail defaults

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Outgoing mail defaults
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:14:56 -0400
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> I'd also like to remove the netrc-* function calls if no one objects.
> It would break people that expect ~/.authinfo and ~/.netrc to work.

I haven't looked at the patch yet, but I don't think this is OK, tho I'm
not sure exactly how bad this is.

> Those are the usual defaults of `netrc-file' but we strongly encourage
> ~/.authinfo.gpg now, so I think the damage is justified as it may get
> former netrc.el users to consider secure alternatives like EPA/EPG or
> the Secrets API.

Encouraging is fine, but preventing the use of an unencrypted file
doesn't sound right.


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