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Re: [VM] Are there plans to release 8.2?

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: [VM] Are there plans to release 8.2?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 07:26:10 +0100

John Stoffel writes:

> As far as I'm concerned, the problems I see lately are:
> - on startup, vm doesn't auto-load vm-reply properly.  It's probably a
>   stupidly simple bug, but it's annoying.  Basically I have to 'r'eply
>   to a mesage before 'm' to create a new message will work.

If you start up by doing M-x vm, then everything starts up just fine.  The
only time I know where this doesn't work is if you start VM by running
mail-user-agent, perhaps by clicking on a URL somewhere.

> - IMAP support so that vm-visit-imap-folder will ask for a password
>   properly.  I figure using the code that vm-list-imap-folders uses
>   would be enough, but my elisp skills are non-existent.

What you are looking for is automatic password management.  Emacs does it by
using EasyPG (a gnu encryption library).  I am attaching an extract from the
VM manual that describes how to set it up.

> - Fix IMAP support when run against exchange mail servers.  If I read
>   a message, and file it locally, it seems that Exchange doesn't like
>   that command, and VM can't handle it either.  I have to go through,
>   find all the filed emails and delete them before I can get VM to save
>   properly.  

Looking back at that discussion, I find that we discovered that your
Exchange server was misbehaving.  I asked you for information on how VM
breaks as a result of it, and haven't heard from you since.



   If your environment has the "EasyPG" utility and your version of
Emacs supports it, i.e., has the `epa-file' and `auth-source' libraries,
then you can store password information in a file such as
`.authinfo.gpg'.  The `EasyPG' protocol allows you to store this
information in an encrypted form so that it cannot be read by third
parties.  Each line in the `.authinfo.gpg' file should be of the form

     machine HOST login USER password PASSWORD port PORT

where HOST, USER, PASSWORD and PORT are as detailed above.  Ensure that
the variable `auth-sources' is customized to refer to your authinfo
file.  *Note Help for users: (auth)Help for users.  Then VM will read
passwords from the file and you don't need to type them in when
accessing mail servers.

   If you have multiple login accounts on the same HOST then VM will
only use the first login listed in the authinfo file.  To allow for
multiple login's, the HOST entry in the authinfo line can be replaced
by an account name as defined internally in VM.  These account names are
defined via the variables `vm-pop-folder-alist' and
`vm-imap-account-alist', described below.

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