Gnus has the feature to export the mail to file with "O m" (gnus-summary-save-article-mail) command. I've been often using this feature to save the mail to the file for future reference.

However, I could not find the proper way to open the saved mail file with Gnus, so that we can properly extract the attached files, display with proper faces (colors), etc.

I appreciate if anyone knows and let me know how to do it.


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In order to visit a file containing emails, you need to create a group from that file, which you can do with gnus-group-make-doc-group, bound to G f by default.

See (gnus) Foreign Groups for the gory details.

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