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bug#10829: 24.0.93; Error sending bug report -- default SMTP username

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#10829: 24.0.93; Error sending bug report -- default SMTP username
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 00:06:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> In my experience, when required to authenticate to an SMTP server, the
> user part (the left of the "@" sign) is almost certainly the username
> to give SMTP server.

That's not my experience.

>> Emacs just guesses here, and I think (user-login-name) is a perfectly
>> valid guess.  So I'm closing this bug report.
> When creating a bug report (`report-emacs-bug') using (run)emacs -Q,
> Emacs has already "just guessed" when it fills in the "From: "
> address:
>  From:
> <user-login-name>@<hostname>.i-did-not-set--mail-host-address--so-tickle-me
> So when the user explicitly fills in their valid email address, why
> should Emacs override the user with a default of its own?
> Why shouldn't Emacs just accept what the user has explicitly typed
> by default (and allow in prompt for a different user name)?
> IOW, exactly the opposite to what you have changed it to (put in its
> own default causing the user to have change it yet again).

I'm not quite sure what you mean.  Surely you're asked for a user name
and password if the SMTP server requires it?

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