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Questions tagged [email]

Email-related questions across the different clients (gnus, mu4e, rmail, etc.)

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mu4e: open PDFs with pdf-tools

I've just set up mu4e, and have noticed that when opening an attachment with the o key it will open with MuPDF. Pressing A w to open-with doesen't seem to help either, since it prompts for an external ...
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adding link (url) to message when writing email with mu4e

I recently started to use mu4e and maybe this is quite obvious, but how can I add an url with description to a message using mu4e? Is there something like [[url][description]] as in org-mode?
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How to make mu4e and Emacs the default email program?

On macOS, when I click an email link <a href="mailto:...">, it opens Mail.app that ships with macOS. How can I change it to mu4e in Emacs?
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How do I link an email from a webpage to mu4e?

So when I press a link in, for example firefox, it open Emacs mu4e "Compose email" with the receiver attached. I’m on Linux.
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Sending email with attachment and using 'recipient-filename'

I am using message-send-and-exit (with mu4e) to send an email with an attachment. I would like to rename the file so that in the email it appears with a different name than my local file. According ...
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Can't change location of .authinfo

While using emacs e-mails, receiving works fine. Sending does not. If I place my .authfile in the home folder sending mails works fine. It does not ask for smtp server or user or password. If I move ...
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Perl script to fetch mail folders, for use with mbsync or offlineimap

I have been looking at various email setups using different tools within Emacs for the last few months. I looked at various email setups using Gnus, mew, mu4e, wanderlust etc. While reading one of ...
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gnus pulls all articles when I'm asking for un-read only

I have Gnus set up in my Emacs-46.1, it connects over IMAP to my gmail.com account every 5 minutes. Overall it works fine, emails which I have read are no longer displayed in INBOX group. However I ...
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why is emacs vm (View Mail) not handling inline HTML mail properly?

I have been using GNU Emacs running on Fedora Linux, with the emacs vm (View Mail) package, to read mail for a long time now. But as of a couple of days ago, a problem has developed. Whenever I try ...
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Reading gmail using Rmail

When I try to connect to my gmail account foo@gmail.com (password: foopassword), using the following setting: (setq rmail-primary-inbox-list '("pop://foo:foopassword@pop.gmail.com:995")) I get the ...
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Using GNUS with a large gmail account with lots of folders

I have a fairly large Gmail account for work (22gb of mail, many folders) which I manage with mu4e on my desktop machine. I'm setting up a laptop for travel and I still want to be able to use my emacs ...
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Rmail Beginner, where do I start?

Suppose I have a gmail account, say foo@gmail.com with a password: foopassword. What are the simplest steps to go through, to read my emails? Does it make any difference whether I'm using Windows ...
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How to prevent mu4e from removing emails from header during auto-update?

Q: how can I prevent mu4e from removing emails from my header view when it auto-updates? I have mu4e set to check mail and update its index at periodic intervals. When this occurs while I am ...
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Outlook Calendar in org agenda

I would like to integrate the calendar from my outlook into my orgmode agenda. I am looking for a solution with the following features Should be implemented in elisp only, so that I can run this on ...
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Is it possible to create clickable links to macos mail.app email via “message://…” in orgmode?

I use the "Copy Message URL" quite heavily in mail app. I would like to paste the link into an org document and make it a clickable link that opens the email in mail.app. This does not currently work. ...
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Configure mu4e for Gmail-style citation (reply quoting)

I want to configure mu4e citation style—the manner in which mu4e quotes the thread in a reply—so that it is compatible with Gmail's UI. Note the triple-dot collapsed style in the second message, ...
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How to prevent mu4e from checking mail when the internet is down?

Q: how do I prevent mu4e from automatically checking mail when the internet's down? Problem I use mu4e and offlineimap to handle my email. When on a laptop, I have to deal with the fact that I ...
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Quoting selected text using email conventions?

Is there any existing elisp function which will quote any selected text using email quoting conventions? For example, suppose the following text appears in a buffer ... This is some text that I want ...
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Render markdown in mu4e buffers

I recently moved to mu4e for my email and it works great except that the way my university formats emails makes them look really weird in emacs (light grey background, white foreground). I was advised ...
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Gmail smtp through mew

I am trying to setup mew to use a gmail account provided by my college. I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and using emacs 25. This is my (anonymized) .mew: (setq mew-config-alist '((default (...
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wanderlust: using “To” in wl-template-alist only for new messages, not replies

In wanderlust, I have several folders with which I use wl-template-alist to set up default values for some of the headers when I am writing messages. In one of these folders (not all of them), I want ...
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GNUS doesn't show all Mails

I am using gnus for reading my gmails. But almost always by checking the INBOX of my gnus and comparing to my actual gmail account, i have new (or old) mails which are not shown in gnus. Does anyone ...
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which e-mailclient for emacs supports smime signing and encryption?

Which e-mail frontends for emacs are capable of handling smime encryption and signing of messages? gnus: is capable and pretty usable notmuch: seems not to be able to handle smime Notes: It is ...
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Multipart placeholders forwarded as-is

When forwarding/replying a multipart email, the interactive Show/Hide elements are inserted as-is into the email. This is obviously a bug. How do I make Rmail forward/quote only the text/plain part? ...
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Date: field inserted twice in mail-archive-file

I use (setq mail-archive-file-name "~/sent-mail"). For some reason, the Date: field is inserted twice into the file when sending email. This seems like a bug. How do I resolve it? From user Sun Jun ...
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How to warn before sending email if Subject: is empty

If I hit C-c C-c in message-mode (I use notmuch) in order to send an email I've composed, I want to be warned if the Subject: header is empty. E.g. "Really send without Subject? (yes or no)" When ...
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mu4e inbox update delay

incoming mail appears in mu4e inbox long minutes after it is there. I can see it in the webmail service online immidiately but in emacs it doesn't show till a few minutes or even half an hour after.. ...
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Can I use Emacs as an external editor of Thunderbird in MS Windows OS?

I want to edit the text in Emacs when using Thunderbird. I've installed the exteditor (https://github.com/exteditor/exteditor/releases) and specified path to "Emacs.exe" as an editor, but it was not ...
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Emacs 26 gives certificate warnings when checking mail

Upgrading to Emacs 26, I get about IMAP certificates when checking mail. Should I accept this like when connecting with SSH for the first time, or take precautions before accepting, like having having ...
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Offlineimap, updates email, is not working with Emacs

I recently started to move my workflow over to emacs and was able to configure my email with mu4e with emacs, but offlineimap, which controls updating my email, function is not working when I invoke ...
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Make mailto: links invoke compose-mail in terminal Emacs

Provided: I have a terminal running I have Emacs running in one of my terminal tabs How do I make mailto: links (normally from Safari/Firefox): Make Emacs do compose-mail Fill the To: field ...
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Can gnus handle “maildir” format mail files with “.eml” extension?

I've been using "gnus" for reading/writing mail in MS Windows, but to make Windows recognize mail file, I want to add ".eml" extension to each numbered mail in "maildir" format. Is there any way to ...
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How can I get a mailto link in an org-mode latex export to PDF for the #+email: keyword

When I'm specifying my mail address #+email: bla@comp.org I'm getting a text footnote bla@comp.org for an org latex export of a report. I'd like to have a complete mailto hyperlink though. I tried ...
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Read and edit Thunderbird's maildir with GNUS

As forums tell it should be possible to use GNUS for reading maildir created by Thunderbird. I did not find, however, any working implementations posted. And in my own experiments I could not make ...
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emacs gnus and macOS mail.app

I have a very large MAILv5 folder on macOS with 11 IMAP mail accounts over 1 TB of data so I don't want to re-download all but instead I want to use Gnus or other Emacs mail client to read mail ...
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notmuch doesn't show INBOX (“Spawning child process: Invalid argument”)

I'm trying to get notmuch working on Windows 10 using WSL/Ubuntu. The idea is to treat the WSL as a remote machine (roughly following https://notmuchmail.org/remoteusage/) and to have a shell script ...
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How do I import email in Wanderlust?

I am setting up Wanderlust, and have an older "Maildir" folder created by Offlineimap. Am wondering how I can import these emails in Wanderlust and/or combine this folder with my new WL folder? Can I ...
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Monitoring and restarting background processes in Emacs

I have a background process to sync and index email. The two function calls in there, (mail-sync) and (mail-index) are calls with start-process. I then run the mail-background function periodically ...
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RFC 2822 email parsing

Is there a function somewhere in emacs already to parse RFC 2822-formatted email addresses? I don't particularly care for the obsolete parts, but would like to be able to parse things like "John Smith"...
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Which mail client in Emacs can schedule mail sending to every specific mail?

In office, I need to send one mail to boss every day, every week, and every month. Usually I composed those mails every afternoon and leave them in a * send mail * buffer, and send them when I prepare ...
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How can I search all/single mu4e contexts?

I have set up a couple of contexts in mu4e for the different email accounts I use. I would like to have a single command to search through all of them. Is there a simple way to do this? EDIT: Ok, I ...
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organize e-mail with gnus [closed]

How am I supposed to organize my daily mail with Gnus? Where to put my old mail (without deleting it) and stay in touch with all those old or incoming TODOs and topics? Background: I already got a ...
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Gnus fails to connect to GMail AUTHENTICATIONFAILED

How can I debug what exactly is being sent and where? The account I'm trying to connect has "two-step" authorization enabled. However, I've checked that IMAP access is enabled and that "less secure" ...
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Send in mail mode?

New to emacs and noticed the built in mail mode. Once I enter mail mode and fill everything out, what is the keyboard shortcut to send the email?
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Colouring mail headers by recipient email addr

I currently use mutt but am trying to switch email to emacs. One of the features I rely heavily on is the ability to see which of my many email addresses a message was sent to in the mail summary pane ...
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gnus: doesn't delete articles over IMAP

As Gnus documentation suggests, pressing B in the Summary Plugged mode deletes an email. So Gnus doesn't display them, but they're still visible in Web-based gmail client. Please note that I did set ...
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Upload ICS calendar file to Google Calendar

I read my email in Emacs, and every now and then I receive an ICS file as an attachment, usually in a confirmation message for an event I've signed up for. That's very kind of them, because it means ...
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how to do “mark-as-important” in mu4e?

I want to mark some messages as "important", and later on I can search for all emails marked as important. This is like Gmail's custom label function. Can I do it with mu4e?
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Unable to configure gnus with openmailbox server

I want to use gnus for reading and sending mails from my openmailbox address via IMAP, but can't configure it properly. In /.gnus.el I wrote (setq user-mail-address "email@openmailbox.org" ...
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make gnus to place inbound emails per folders

I have a gmail account, and have set up gnus to read my email over IMAP. I'm also subscribed to a few mailing lists, and want them to be placed in individual directories, e.g. ml-openstack, ml-dpdk ...