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bug#15669: 24.2; smtpmail asks for password for anonymous logins


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: bug#15669: 24.2; smtpmail asks for password for anonymous logins
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:22:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:35:42 +0100 Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> wrote: 

USR> I use an SMTP server that uses anonymous login with no password.  With 
Emacs
USR> 24.2, with auth-sources loaded, I find that sending a message through
USR> mail-mode asks for a password.  No password should be required for 
anonymous
USR> login.  This problem did not occur with Emacs 23.

USR> Looking through the code, I trace the problem to the function
USR> `smtpmail-try-auth-methods' which has the comment

USR>       ;; The user has stored the user name, but not the password, so
USR>       ;; ask for the password, even if we're not forcing that through
USR>       ;; `ask-for-password'.

USR> This code is getting fired even when `user' has the value "anonymous".

I don't think `anonymous' is a special user name for SMTP, right?  We
should really be looking at the SMTP response?

Can you use any password or does it have be empty?

Ted





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