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Re: Opportunistic STARTTLS in smtpmail.el

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Opportunistic STARTTLS in smtpmail.el
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 20:21:24 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> So I'd really prefer a way to query whether credentials exists without
>> having to enter a password.  Which I think means that an /etc/passwd +
>> /etc/secrets-type split is unavoidable.
> I'd rather add an smtpmail-use-ssl boolean.  After all, most other MUAs
> have such a toggle-box.

This isn't about SSL, but about auth.  Which are almost, but not
totally, orthogonal issues.  :-)

(The non-orthogonality is because I wanted to allow stashing certificate
pointers into the .authinfo file in addition to the user name/password,
but that's a detail...)

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