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Re: Gnus and pgp

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Gnus and pgp
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:41:42 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 01:42:48 +0100 Richard Riley <> wrote: 

RR> 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*?

RR> It returns my login name ok. 

RR> *Messages* just has

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

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

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

If this works, it should work for all other IMAP cases as well.  Look at
nnimap.el, it has the same call in nnimap-open-connection.  Can you try
the auth-source-user-or-password call inside your regular sessions
(instead of `emacs -q'), where auth-source.el doesn't work for you?  Is
there something you see that might hint what the problem is?


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