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Re: multiple Gmail accounts + nnimap + ~/.authinfo

From: Suno Ano
Subject: Re: multiple Gmail accounts + nnimap + ~/.authinfo
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 09:24:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

 >| On Wed, 09 Apr 2008 15:20:16 -0500,
 >| Ted Zlatanov
 >| from the organization of Теодор Златанов @ Cienfuegos
 >| who can be reached at:
 >| (whose comments are cited below with " Ted> "),
 >| had this to say in article 
 >| in newsgroups gmane.emacs.gnus.user
 >| concerning the subject of Re: multiple Gmail accounts + nnimap + ~/.authinfo
 >| (see <> 
 ><> for more details)

 Ted> Mail-source.el and nnimap.el get authentication info in very
 Ted> different ways currently. In fact I'm in the process of writing
 Ted> auth-source.el (it's about 50% finished now) which will unite
 Ted> mail-source.el, nnimap.el, SMTP, and all the other Gnus
 Ted> authentication hooks into one sensible structure. You can look at
 Ted> the auth-source.el code to see what I mean. Currently it doesn't
 Ted> support multiple accounts per server, so it's good you brought up
 Ted> that use case. I've added the necessary code to auth-source.el,
 Ted> and will add server support to netrc.el when we agree on how that
 Ted> should look in ~/.authinfo..

Hi Ted, did someone else had an idea how to approach this issue? What
are we/you going to do now? I can help coding (but not before June I am
afraid ... /me lacks the time :-/)

I think using nnimap with several gmail accounts is something quite a
lot people might want to do ...

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