Thank you very much. That PDF file is exactly what I needed.Okay I figured it out. The secret passphrase needs to be compatible with an SMTP username; it cannot contain any special characters that a password generator may come up with. The attached PDF is a how-to, with screenshots.
I use Interlink Mail & News - a modern and actively developed incarnation of the Thunderbird-style technology base, built on a modern and actively developed incarnation of UXP, the best application platform from the Mozilla of old.
Interlink is much more capable of handling my demanding email usage than recent versions of TB, and doesn't crash nearly as often.
To clear up confusion above, *reading* from a news server uses an NNTP port on an incoming connection, while *posting* to a news server uses an SMTP port on an outgoing connection. This does *not* mean the server accepts email. Both connections can be an SSL port or a non-SSL port.
Might have to take another pass at this. Cancel worked a few times, and then I continued changing things supposedly to agree with the how-to, and eventually Cancel became greyed out. Duh. Will try again tomorrow.Thank you very much. That PDF file is exactly what I needed.
Steve has been concentrating on SpinRite 6.1 for the last 6+ months, doing a complete re-code. He has very recently been running the new code on his hardware, flushing out and fixing coding errors, edge cases, etc. Good progress is being made.Any news on Spinrite progress? No update on roadmap post since March!
Depends on your perspective, I'd say.More like 21+ months! Did he not start after the completion of SQRL in January 2020
Excellent. I have joined newsgroups server. Lots of info there, thanks!I'll point you at this recent-ish post from Steve:
I guess so, but all the work was necessary for 6.1 development.Depends on your perspective, I'd say.
Forgot about that! Wow over 2 years so far. My prediction of it taking 3 years is not going to be so far off.if you include the 4 months of 2013 activity
The current release is 6.0. https://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htmI've used SpinRite since it first released, but I've not kept up with the latest releases.
How do I get in touch with you for the current one?
Personally, I wish there were a 'Sticky' post here to help wannabe Spinrite 6.1 testers find their way, as there are a number of non-obvious steps that have to be taken. There's a very clear post in the Gitlab forum at this URL:Would be glad to do anything testing on 6.1.
It is that way for two reasons. One is for bot control as you noted. The other is to minimize the number of members for now. There are already plenty of testers there.It's frustrating and almost seems like they intentionally make it hard to get started and participate. But it does work and there are a lot of very bright, committed users working on testing things out.