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bug#9113: 24.0.50; auth-sources: .authinfo versus .authinfo.gpg

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#9113: 24.0.50; auth-sources: .authinfo versus .authinfo.gpg
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:05:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

"Roland Winkler" <address@hidden> writes:

>   It is highly recommended to store the file .authinfo as an
>   encrypted file as .authinfo.gpg, though in some cases such a
>   solution can be inconvenient or otherwise problematic.

I would say "it's highly discouraged", because putting your passwords
into the .authinfo.gpg file will render your Emacs virtually unusable
for reading mail/news/etc.  (By default.)

I mean, unless you think typing in a password three gazillion times is

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