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Re: Using passwords in authinfo.pgp?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Using passwords in authinfo.pgp?
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:39:19 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 16:37:49 +0200 Merciadri Luca 
<> wrote: 

ML> When starting Gnus, it prompts my different passwords for my
ML> mailboxes, but never for my news server. However, this news server
ML> needs an authentification. 

ML> I have crypted my .authinfo file (resulting in .authinfo.gpg, a
ML> crypted .authinfo), and one part of my .gnus file is

ML> (setq nntp-authinfo-file ".authinfo.gpg")
ML> (setq smtpmail-auth-credentials ".authinfo.gpg")

ML> It should be thus read, shouldn't it?
ML> Gnus seems to look in .authinfo.gpg for nntp authentification, but not
ML> for my nnml one. Why? I added

ML> (setq mail-source-authinfo-file "~/.authinfo.gpg")

ML> but it seems to be deprecated.

ML> Any idea?

Use auth-source.el.  nntp-authinfo-file and smtpmail-auth-credentials
should not be necessary either, assuming a recent version of Emacs and
Gnus.  Look at for details (btw, I know it needs work).


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