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


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#15669: 24.2; smtpmail asks for password for anonymous logins
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:05:46 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I use an SMTP server that uses anonymous login with no password.  With Emacs
>> 24.2, with auth-sources loaded, I find that sending a message through
>> mail-mode asks for a password.  No password should be required for anonymous
>> login.  This problem did not occur with Emacs 23.
>>
>> Looking through the code, I trace the problem to the function
>> `smtpmail-try-auth-methods' which has the comment
>>
>>       ;; The user has stored the user name, but not the password, so
>>       ;; ask for the password, even if we're not forcing that through
>>       ;; `ask-for-password'.
>>
>> This code is getting fired even when `user' has the value "anonymous".
>
> I'm unable to reproduce this error.  Are you still seeing it in Emacs 25?

More information was requested, but no response was given within a few
months, so I'm closing this bug report.  If the problem still exists,
please reopen this bug report.

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