emacs-24.3.1 crashes on talking to Google
Thu Aug 29 14:27:00 GMT 2013
> This is not specific to Cygwin. If it belongs anywhere, it should be in the emacs manual.
> I just looked at the section "Emacs speaks SMTP" in the smtpmail documentation, and
> the instructions look pretty clear to me. What happens if you follow those instructions,
> replacing "mail.example.org" with "smtp.gmail.com"? If there's anything Cygwin-specific
> that goes wrong, then I'll try to fix it or add something to
> whatever is appropriate.
I tried every trick and... it still crashes: the moment you try to send mail through Google
My latest .emacs code looked as follows:
(setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
(setq send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
(setq smtpmail-stream-type 'starttls)
(setq smtpmail-default-smtp-server "smtp.gmail.com")
(setq smtpmail-smtp-server "smtp.gmail.com")
(setq smtpmail-smtp-service 587)
The crash occurs with or without smtpmail-stream-type set. The authentication
lives on the ~/.authinfo file, which looks as follows:
machine smtp.gmail.com login <my-login> password <my-password>
of course, with <my-login> and <my-password> filled with the correct info.
There is some confusing information on-line and also in the emacs manual
about whether the ~/.authinfo file should be generated by emacs on asking
for the login and password on connection, or whether it should be written by
the user prior to invoking emacs. If I don't have this file, emacs does not ask
me for the login and password, but it crashes anyway.
Here's my question to the community: can anyone send e-mail through Google
SMTP from emacs-24.3.1 on the latest 64-bit Windows-8/Cygwin? I think the
TLS/SSL libraries are fine, because fetchmail works.
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