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Re: sending mail: starttls and gnutls-cli sessions

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: sending mail: starttls and gnutls-cli sessions
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:07:22 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:27:06 +0200 Marco Maggi <> 

MM>   Now with I can  do the same on an eshell session,
MM> but I have to leave out the "--starttls" option:

MM> $ gnutls-cli --crlf --port 465

MM> because  the  server  wants  the  encrypted  bridge  set  up
MM> immediately.   Alternatively  I  can start  gnutls-cli  with
MM> "--starttls" and immediately send  a SIGALRM to the process,
MM> without waiting for server's greetings.
MM>   My problem is that when `smtpmail-via-smtp' does:

MM> (setq greeting (smtpmail-read-response process))

MM> Gnus blocks waiting for  input that will never arrive, until
MM> I stop it with C-g.

MM>   What  to  do? Do  I  have to  send  a  feature request  to
MM> someone?

Can you write a shell script that will DTRT and open the connection?  If
yes, use that script to set up the tunnel and don't get Gnus involved
before the tunnel is running.


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