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[VM] Re: Using authinfo along with vm-spool-files?

From: Rene
Subject: [VM] Re: Using authinfo along with vm-spool-files?
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 13:34:33 -0700 (PDT)
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On Feb 19, 2:11 am, Uday Reddy <address@hidden> wrote:
> That is right.  I use .authinfo.gpg password-store for IMAP regularly
> and that is how it works.  The work is done by EasyPG and the
> auth-sources package of Emacs.  VM just picks up the password
> information from them.


> This doesn't mean that the passwords are secure because VM stores them
> internally once it retrieves them.  VM always stored passwords
> internally and there is nothing new in that.
> Gnus apparently doesn't store passwords internally, or times them out
> after a while, and there was some discussion of it on the Gnus mailing
> lists.  We might need to do something like that eventually too.  But so
> far, there haven't been any demands for higher security in VM.

If there's a way to easily encrypt whole folders, I'd be interested to
know how to do that.


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