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Re: Problems with new smtpmail

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Problems with new smtpmail
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 18:00:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:

> Dunno. In any case, if the server announces that it supports STARTTLS,
> it is no reason for bailing out. Support for STARTTLS does not mean that
> other authentication methods are unsupported. At least this server works
> fine with user/pass auth.


> And STARTTLS is not supported by Emacs (generic) or there was something
> missing at configure time that makes *my* Emacs to lack STARTTLS?

Yes.  You compiled your Emacs without gnutls support, and you don't have
gnutls-cli installed, either.

> From reading NEWS again, it may seem that STARTTLS is supported but
> not properly configured on my setup (missing
> smtpmail-starttls-credentials, perhaps?)

That variable doesn't exist, so, no.  :-)

> If that's the case, the error message is misleading. Saying
> something like "STARTTLS is not properly configured, see
> smtpmail-starttls-credentials variable" would be more helpful.

No, the error message means what it says.

> That's fine if you start from a clean setup, but my short experience
> demonstrates that if you have previous settings, one ends confused.

I think the only thing your example showed was that smtpmail was
over-zealous in requiring STARTTLS if the server offered it...

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