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Re: Gnus and pgp

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Gnus and pgp
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 01:42:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <> writes:

> Let's debug it.  Run the following in a clean (emacs -q) instance:
> (require 'epa-file)
> (require 'auth-source)
> (require 'cl)
> (epa-file-enable)
> (setq auth-source-debug t ; use `message' to log messages
>       epa-file-cache-passphrase-for-symmetric-encryption t
>       auth-sources '((:source "~/.authinfo.gpg" :host t :protocol t)))
> (auth-source-user-or-password "login" "" "imap")
> What does the last call return (should be your login name)?  What's in
> *Messages*?
> Thanks
> Ted

It returns my login name ok. 

*Messages* just has

auth-source-user-or-password: found (login)=(shamrock) for 

I also got prompted for a symmetric password to unlock the authinfo.gpg

Note that my login name for the remote host is, in this case, the same
as my local login id.

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