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Re: bug#8050: Gnus does not connect to my IMAP server any more

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: bug#8050: Gnus does not connect to my IMAP server any more
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:49:29 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 08 Mar 2011 10:46:33 -0600 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> wrote: 

TZ> On Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:10:38 -0500 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 
SM> - Also when I'm then asked for a password, the prompt says "Password for
SM> user foo, host bar" which is more verbose but not more clear than
SM> "Password for address@hidden" used in earlier Gnus.

>>> That's the default prompt.  Every package can supply their own which
>>> makes sense in context.  So nnimap.el could supply the password prompt
>>> "IMAP password for user %u, host %h:%p" for instance.  Does that seem OK
>>> to you?  If so I can add it to nnimap.el.

SM> I mostly care about nnimap for now because it's the only case I bumped
SM> into, but I can't imagine why it would be better to use "user foo, host
SM> bar" for the default, since all uses I can think of will want to
SM> override it with the "address@hidden" syntax instead.

TZ> This is the current default prompt list:

TZ>              (prompt (or (aget auth-source-creation-prompts r)
TZ>                          (case r
TZ>                            ('secret "%p password for user %u, host %h: ")
TZ>                            ('user "%p user name: ")
TZ>                            ('host "%p host name for user %u: ")
TZ>                            ('port "%p port for user %u and host %h: "))
TZ>                          (format "Enter %s (address@hidden:%%p): " r)))

TZ> Can you please propose specific replacements?

I added specific prompts for nnimap.el:

  (let* ((auth-source-creation-prompts
          '((user  . "IMAP user at %h: ")
            (secret . "IMAP password for address@hidden: ")))

which should look OK.  But if you or anyone else can suggest default
prompts, that would be great.


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