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bug#26102: movemail can't connect mail server


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#26102: movemail can't connect mail server
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:58:27 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:23:47 -0700
> 
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Both patches, as proposed, are too drastic.  I could agree to the
> > second one, provided that the default is changed to build and install
> > our movemail -- this will let distributors decide whether to install
> > it or not, while keeping backward compatibility.  (The NEWS part of
> > your patch should then be changed accordingly.)
> 
> OK, I installed the second patch with modifications along the lines that you 
> suggested, updated the documentation accordingly, and am closing this bug 
> report. The patch that I installed is attached.
> 
> As the default Emacs configuration still has a significant security hole, 
> this 
> patch changes 'configure' to warn about the problem if present. Although many 
> distributors and/or installers will no doubt ignore the warning, at least we 
> can 
> later say in our defense that 'configure' warned them.

Thanks.





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