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Re: Committing new smtpmail.el later tonight

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: Committing new smtpmail.el later tonight
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:50:44 +0200
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Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Why do we have to have this incompatibility?  Why cannot
>> smtpmail-auth-credentials continue be supported, in addition to the
>> new ~/.authinfo?  E.g., note the value of the variable and
>> automatically write ~/.authinfo?
> I can (re-)implement that.
> However, I thought it might make more sense to unconfuse the entire
> credential situations.  In the past, all things that have required auth
> of some kind have used their own methods for doing that, and by making a
> "clean break", I think things might be slightly less confusing for the
> user.
> And it's not like the user has to know about this beforehand.
> smtpmail.el will prompt for the user name and password, so things won't
> mysteriously stop working totally.
> If people feel that it would make more sense to still support
> `smtpmail-auth-credentials', I'll put that back in there again.

No, what you've done is better than the old situation, let's not overdo
the backwards compatibility.


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