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Re: sending mail using tls using Emacs under Windows

From: Will Parsons
Subject: Re: sending mail using tls using Emacs under Windows
Date: 27 Mar 2015 19:37:34 GMT
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Will Parsons <varro@nodomain.invalid>
>> Date: 27 Mar 2015 17:40:25 GMT
>> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> >> From: Will Parsons <varro@nodomain.invalid>
>> >> Date: 26 Mar 2015 20:57:48 GMT
>> >> 
>> >> Sending via mail...
>> >> gnutls.el: (err=[-64] Error while reading file.) boot: (:priority
>> >> NORMAL :hostname :loglevel 0 :min-prime-bits 256
>> >> :trustfiles (/usr/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt) :crlfiles nil :keylist nil
>> >> :verify-flags nil :verify-error nil :callbacks nil)
>> >> gnutls-negotiate: GnuTLS error: #<process smtpmail>, -64
>> >
>> > Do you have a certificate bundle in /usr/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt?
>> Since this is a native Windows Emacs, no such path exists.
> Then you need to point GnuTLS to the correct file name on your system.
>> In a separate reply, Sivaram suggested the setting:
>>  (setq gnutls-trustfiles '("c:/cygwin/usr/ssl/certs/"
>>                            "c:/cygwin/usr/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt"))
>> This works (thank you Sivaram), but of course it works because it
>> depends on having Cygwin installed.
> The bundle has nothing to do with Cygwin, you can install it
> separately.

Fair enough, but it's not exactly clear what I need to install, or
from where.  (If I've missed some documentation describing this, I

>> That's not a problem for me, since I have Cygwin installed anyway,
>> but I think there must be part of the puzzle missing if one is using
>> only native Emacs and gnutls.
> The development version of Emacs instructs GnuTLS to use the
> certificates stored by Windows, so the separate bundle will no longer
> be needed with that version.

So this will be case for the coming 24.5?  Great.  (In any case, I'm
happy for now with the current solution.)

Thanks to you and Sivaram for helping me solve this problem.


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