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Re: Gnus and pgp

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Gnus and pgp
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 01:54:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <> writes:

> On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 20:08:11 +0100 Richard Riley <> 
> wrote: 
> RR> I wasn't aware you could do that! Works reliably now indicating an issue
> RR> with emacs talking to the agent.
> Since EPA is part of Emacs proper, you should file a bug.  I know it's
> not easy to repeat the bug but it certainly seems annoying.
> On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 20:20:44 +0100 Richard Riley <> 
> wrote: 
> RR> Works fine now with your suggestion. But now I am confused as to how to
> RR> correctly set this up. Do I still need to to set (nntp-authinfo-file
> RR> "~/.authinfo.gpg") for each secondary select method call? And if so,
> RR> where doe the epa set up come in? If you could explain how it fits
> RR> together that would be great.
> I set the authinfo file globally, with just auth-sources.  I don't set
> it per select method.  You can, but the effect will be different and I
> don't know for sure it will work correctly.

Without specifying  (nntp-authinfo-file "~/.authinfo.gpg")
in my secondary methods it does not connect :-(

But just to confirm : with no such line gnus should use the

> When you load EPG/EPA (I forget the exact package demarkation) a handler
> is set up for .gpg files *by default* (you can change that).  When you
> open or save such a file, it's automatically decoded or encoded by the
> EPG/EPA handlers.  All of this is outside Gnus.  So specifying a .gpg
> file for auth-sources is no different than a regular file.
> Ted


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