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Re: Gnus and pgp

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Gnus and pgp
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 01:19:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <> writes:

> 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 
> (imap)
> 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?
> Ted

The issue was with nntp selects not other IMAPS as  recall.

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