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How do you integrate bbdb with notmuch?

I wonder if anyone has gotten BBDB to work with notmuch. I'm looking for the behaviour I had with gnus, where I would type a name from BBDB, press tab and be presented with options to choose from. ...
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importing contacts in bbdb from a csv file

I would like to import contacts from a csv file into bbdb. I bumped into bbdb-csv-import on melpa for that and, from the documentation, it seems that it allows for entry customization. I have only the ...
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*BBDB* buffer always pops up

No matter what I do, the *BBDB* buffer always pops up when I read an incoming mail message. I've googled around and tried all tricks I saw. Nothing works. This is my bbdb config: (require 'bbdb) (...
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How to add bbdb contact from gnu message?

I am trying to figure out gnus and bbdb. I am able to read messages using gnus, but now I want to add contacts from the mail message into bbdb. I have read that ':' should display a prompt and allow ...
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How to use mail lists with bbdb and message mode?

I'm trying to follow along here to get bbdb to insert lists of email addresses into my "to" fields when I hit something like "TAB". http://bbdb.sourceforge.net/bbdb.html#SEC39 The section on lists ...
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BBDB (version 3) search at point or for selected text

I'd like to start a BBDB search directly with the word at the current cursor point or with the current selection. Is there already a short-cut or at least a function for these functionalities?
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bbdb — searching for a name by regex with tab auto-completion

I use the function bbdb or bbdb-name to search for a particular record in my database using a regexp. Due to muscle-memory, I routinely hit the tab key inside the mini-buffer expecting to have auto-...
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How to learn to use bbdb? [closed]

that’s some time yet I began to use emacs as much as possible for quite everything (org-mode, Gnus, etc.), but I’m still maintaining a single file with a list of names, numbers, adresses, etc. ...
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Can't insert “<” when writing message with Gnus after enable BBDB

I enable BBDB as below (el-get-bundle! bbdb (defun ec--bbdb-initialize () (flyspell-mode t) (bbdb-initialize 'message) (bbdb-initialize 'gnus) (local-set-key "<TAB>...
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Where is the canonical location for the BBDB manual?

It seems development has been spread around over the years. The EmacsWiki still points to the manual on SourceForge but it seems very out of date. Configuration variables mentioned in the manual are ...
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How can I access certain field information of a BBDB3 record?

I'd like to write a command so that for a particular record (found for example with (bbdb-search (bbdb-records) regexp)) I'm able to extract just the name part of it (or e. g. the mail part, or any ...
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What is the bbdb3 field “affix” used for?

Does it work for a job title or is it used for academic titles?