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Re: passing AUTHINFO {USER|PASS} to a foreign server

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: passing AUTHINFO {USER|PASS} to a foreign server
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:15:53 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:35:05 +0100 Giacomo Boffi <> 

GB> Giacomo Boffi <> writes:
>> i have a user id and a password to connect to a nntp server
>> [...]
>> following instructions in info file i created a ~/.authinfo file,
>> following FAQ i put (add-hook 'nntp-server-opened-hook
>> 'nntp-send-authinfo) in my ~/.gnus
>> i create the foreign group, but i cannot access it

GB> gnus changed his mind, and noe everything is fine, except that it asks
GB> me the user name when connecting to my primary server, name that is
GB> not necessary... anyhow, both server works and the inconvenience is
GB> very minor

Hmm, is the add-hook necessary?  I don't have it and NNTP auth works for


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