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Re: imap server not reopened after timeout

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: imap server not reopened after timeout
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:33:45 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:41:40 +0000 Tim Landscheidt <> 

TL> I have similar experience (so no statistics to prove it). Is
TL> the integration of SSL/TLS into core Emacs on any priority
TL> list? I would assume that the current implementation with
TL> the external program(s) is rather fragile.

On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 20:15:20 -0400 Dan Christensen <> wrote: 

DC> Still, starttls does seem fragile, and slow to connect.  When I tried my
DC> tests with thunderbird, it reconnected so quickly that you could hardly
DC> tell that it was reconnecting about once every two or three seconds.
DC> In contrast, Gnus is slow to connect, and fails with an error when the
DC> connection is dropped rather than automatically reconnecting and
DC> continuing the operation.

I don't know of any plans to integrate SSL or TLS into the Emacs core.
The emacs-devel mailing list would probably be a better place to ask.  I
also agree it would be nice to have SSL and TLS support.


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