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bug#15669: 24.2; smtpmail asks for password for anonymous logins


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: bug#15669: 24.2; smtpmail asks for password for anonymous logins
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:07:08 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:11:51 +0100 Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> wrote: 

USR> Ted Zlatanov writes:
>> I don't think `anonymous' is a special user name for SMTP, right?  We
>> should really be looking at the SMTP response?

USR> It probably is a special user name.  I don't know.

USR> I think you just need to preserve the old behavior of smtpmail.  Whatever 
it
USR> was doing earlier (in 23.X) was fine.

USR> Is the comment in the code your writing?  I think it is making a wrong
USR> assumption.  If `user' is "anonymous", that doesn't mean that the user has
USR> stored his user name.  The string "anonymous" is getting generated 
somewhere
USR> within smtpmail, along with a nil password.

I didn't write that code but can try to help fix the problem.

>> Can you use any password or does it have be empty?

USR> It seemed as if the password that I typed didn't matter.

Thanks, that helps.

Ted





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