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Re: Failure of my Gnus

From: Madhu
Subject: Re: Failure of my Gnus
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:25:06 -0000

* Dmitry Alexandrov <> :
Wrote on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:05:35 +0300:

> Dmitry Alexandrov <> wrote:
>> Joseph Fineman <> wrote:
>>> I use Emacs 26.1 (build 1) and Gnus 5.13 under Cygwin 2.0.2 under
>>> Windows 10.0.
>> Do you have any particular reason to stick with that Emacs version?
>> Or do other software you use is outdated by good two years as well?
> That is, do not expect that old software can be never broken just by
> flow of the time.
>>> Since 29 April Gnus has behaved badly.
>>> streamssl error
> For instance, say you the 29th of _May_, my instant guess would be
> that this is for sure related to the expiration of AddTrust cert.

I don't know when this came into effect, but this could also have caused
you problems if the configuration changed

[I sent this through usenet. of course it didn't make it to the gnu help
list. The message-ids of the posts that reach usenet from the mailing
list are hopelessly rewritten by gnu mailer that is
essentially unusable - to look up or process or archive articles.]

* Madhu <> :
Wrote on Wed, 08 Jul 2020 10:27:09 +0530:

> * Joseph Fineman <> :
> Wrote on Wed, 8 Jul 2020 02:55:43 +0000 (UTC):
>> In May I described this problem, first on and then
>> (following advice there) on this mailing list.  I have seen no
>> response.  Since then I have been unable to use Gnus.
> ...
>> I have managed to send & receive email by dealing directly with my
>> supplier (AOL), but that is a nuisance.  I will be grateful for any
>> advice on restoring Gnus to its proper working, or on finding someone
>> who can be paid to help.
> I'm sorry not able to help as I have no experience with emacs on windows
> (at least not since the year 2000) so this is another useless followup
> and I apologise.
> I'm assuming the software versions on emacs and gnus hadn't changed. So
> something if anything changed would have been on the windows
> platform. In these days when complexity and zerodays in updates are paid
> for Big Money, unfortunately the only way to deal with seems to be by
> grabbing more complexity and throwing it at the problem.
> In this case I would (reluctantly) suggest trying a different
> installation of emacs with your exact same configuration-setup and see
> where that breaks. For maximum bleeding may I suggest you try an emacs
> pre-release downloaded from
> It may work around issues which may have been introduced in your
> environment that conflict with the cygwin platform.

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