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

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Rmail and IMAP 2FA

Is it possible and what is the current state of integration of 2FA (for example, via TOTP) with Rmail IMAP (movemail) ? I couldn't find anything online but my organisation made 2FA compulsory for IMAP ...
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Rmail don't display text immediately when opening message

I'd like to have an overview of the parts of the email messages I receive when displaying a message; but rmail immediately opens the text part of the email pushing the other parts out of my small ...
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Copying attachments of sent mails in gnus

This is a very basic question. I often have to send the same attachments to different people so it would be convenient if I could copy them from my sent mails. I thought this would be very easy, since ...
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Linking from notmuch emails to org with date in the link description?

I am using org-mode to, well, organize information, and I often find it useful to link to email, where I use notmuch. I can do C-c l in a notmuch buffer to store a link, and then C-c C-l in an org-...
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Viewing a single mail file in a maildir

Is there any major mode that allows one to properly view a single mail file in a maildir? By "properly" here I mean similar to "big" email clients, like mu4e or gnus, so allowing (...
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Send org buffer as email attachment

I am working on a function that sends the current buffer as an email attachment. Here is my code (defun my/buffer-to-ipad () "Send current buffer as email attachment to iPad via email" (...
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Is it possible to avoid mail-related packages?

On GNU Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, ...), is it possible to install emacs avoiding the installation of mutt, postfix, mailutils and other mail-related packages?
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Changing context does not update the mu4e-main buffer

I managed to set up mu4e with two accounts, however I'm having issues switching context. I press ; and select the context I wish, and I can also see in the modeline that the context has changed. ...
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Using Gnus + Gmail with Oauth2

I'm looking to use gmail with gnus, however my work has disabled app passwords, so the only way to connect to gmail is through oauth2 which is how I've done it with for example aerc mail. I'm trying ...
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Full-text search in notmuch (like multi-occur)?

Has anyone tried to search through emails' contents in notmuch in a "multi-occur like fashion", that is in a buffer that lists occurrences of a searched keyword and let's you visit their ...
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possible bug: shr-render-buffer is not preserving URLs

Running shr-render-buffer renders the HTML accurately using appropriate faces for different element types and underlines links but clicking on any of the links produces the message: No link under ...
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Trouble with initializing mu4e: (file-missing "Cannot open load file" "No such file or directory" "mu4e")

I'm trying to read email inside emacs. mu is installed via package manager from my linux-distro (arch) via : yay -S mu. And mu can be called from the shell/terminal. When I evaluate (require 'mu4e), ...
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davmail + offlineimap + mu4e emails in inbox duplicated after refiling elsewhere

I have recently moved my email workflow over to emacs. This consists of an 'Inbox' folder and an 'Archive' folder. I move all emails to 'Archive' after they are dealt with, leaving me with an empty ...
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Sending emails of microsoft account with mu4e in Emacs - smtp auth disabled

I have managed to configure oauth2ms to download emails via IMAP from my workplace account and have now hit a roadblock when trying to SEND emails. Specifically, I have this authentication error ...
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How should I read mu4e's header symbols for threaded messages?

So, I'm not very used to text-based/CLI mail client, so maybe this question may seem obvious to people who have used those for a while. I have in my mu4e inbox my messages from the Emacs help mailing ...
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How to use a Gmail app password with smtp?

Q: how can I use a Gmail app password with smtp? Google recently disabled the "less secure apps" option for Gmail, so I went ahead and created an app password so I could continue to access ...
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Imap search in gnus incorrectly returing empty group

I currently have three email accounts I use and access with gnus. After a recent upgrade to emacs 28.1 I lost the ability to search the mail for one of these addresses. They are all initiated ...
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Emacs permission issues

I'm struggling trying to send email using mu4e. All is good using smtp but emacs does not want to go further as it stops saying it's impossible to create a directory (permission denied). Here is the ...
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"fingerprint has changed" message when attempting to connect to smtp.gmail.com

For the last two days, whenever I try to send an email, Emacs displays the following message: The TLS connection to smtp.gmail.com:587 is insecure for the following reason: * fingerprint has changed ...
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Start external process and communicate with it as soon as send messages

I use gnus configured to read mails from the davmail IMAP server. This one is used to read mails from outlook and translate them according to the IMAP protocol. When I start gnus, I configured emacs ...
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How do I mark emails as read in notmuch?

This feels like a super basic question, but it's got me stumped. I'm using mbsync + notmuch to collect my email locally, both from a Google mail account in one case and from an Exchange account in ...
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Run elisp function in html encoded part of mime handle

I am a newbie at handling MIME lists in emacs. I want to edit the mu4e-action-view-in-browser function so that before an email is displayed on a web browser all of its Microsoft Safelinks urls are ...
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How to ignore mail header in mu4e for visual-fill-column-mode

When setting a mu4e-view-mode-hook to fill columns for easy reading and without having to hard wrap the lines with fill-mode, then it also wraps the mail header, what makes it rather unreadable. Is ...
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Editing Thunderbird 78+ messages in Emacs

It used to be possible to use an external editor, such as Emacs, to edit Thunderbird mail messages, but now I haven't found a way to do it. The solution to this question posted 7 years ago doesn't ...
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Is there an Emacs-specific solution to printing Emails?

I'm using notmuch for reading and writing emails. This works fine, but sometimes I still do need to print emails. Here the available tools don't shine. Out of the box, using #, printing results in an ...
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mu4e gmail smtp settings

I'm trying to use mu4e to send/receive email with my Gmail account. I've followed what I believe is the official documentation here, but I think some of the description here seems outdated. As far as ...
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How to use sub addressing (plus sign) in mu4e and mu?

Many email providers, incl. gmail, support sub addressing using a plus sign. E.g. an email address [email protected] can have an unlimited number of sub addresses like rosie+sammy@emailprovider....
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mu4e Setup: cannot create messages outside the Drafts mailbox Error

I am attempting to setup mu4e to read mail from a Protonmail account. I'm using offlineimap to sync my mail dirs. However, when I try to refile or move a message from my INBOX folder to any other ...
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How to open .eml files with mu4e?

I would like to be able to open .eml files with mu4e and read them like regular mails. I've seen a solution for Gnus, but I would like to stay with mu4e. Any ideas?
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Emacs invokes default system email client when trying to send via MSMTP

I'm using notmuch message mode in emacs and I'm trying to send a message using msmtp. When I try to send a mail from within emacs it suddenly opens my default system email client, Evolution, and ...
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Changing file names automatically generated by save-buffer

When I create an email message in Emacs (C-x m) I generally save the file before sending it. Emacs generates an automatic filename usually with this format: \*message\*-20210127-065515 How can I ...
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GNUS says sending email failed, but mail was sent [Unable to open server nnimap]

I have tried solve this for many many hours ;( macOS 11.1, Emacs 27.1 (brew), Gnus 5.13, msmtp 1.8.14 (brew) I use GNUS to read maildir that is synced using mbsync. I can read mail using GNUS but ...
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Unwanted characters in messages downloaded with RMAIL

I use RMAIL as my default Email client and it works well for my purposes. I have one small problem with it that I cannot resolve. Downloaded messages include unwanted characters in one heading, the ...
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What could cause a draft of the current email to be saved in mu4e?

I have a strange issue I can not quite nail down to a cause. Only sometimes when I am writing an email or responding to one, a draft of it gets saved. I thought this maybe due to the fact that my ...
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Showing arbitrary headers in mu4e's headers view

My incoming mail is spam-filtered by Rspamd on the server. Thus, every mail contains a header like this: X-Spamd-Result: default: False [3.86 / 9999.00]; The first of those two numbers is the spam ...
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How to use ivy to select email attachments with mu4e

I use the mu4e package to read my emails. However, I also use the ivy completion framework, which includes file completion. Using both packages together is a bit of a problem though. mu4e uses its own ...
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How to make email in emacs work with an Oauth2 requirement?

I have been using gnus for my various email accounts for years, but now my university has moved to outlook.office365 which requires oauth2. I can see that there is an oauth2 package for emacs, but no ...
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Encrypted Email and Mailing Lists

My organization uses PGP-encrypted email, but are unable to use it with our mailing list because we send emails to the mailing list address, and not to the addresses on our member's individual PGP ...
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How to avoid own address in Cc with `gnus-summary-followup`

I receive an email sent also to other people in Cc. If I reply to it with gnus-summary-followup, Gnus includes me in the Cc list. How can I avoid that?
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How to setup fetchmail for mu4e?

Disclaimer: I am not very well-versed about how email servers and email clients work. I have been lately looking into setting up email on my Emacs. I decided that I'll use mu4e. If I understand ...
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reducing number of maildir folders

I recently migrated from emacs VM to mu4e. Using mb2md.pl I successfully (well, modulo a few tweaks) reformatted ~140,000 emails. All good, really. However, because of the single-file format of VM, ...
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How do you change the default username in message-mode?

I've been using notmuch, via smtpmail.el and getmail to manage my emails on Emacs, and it all works, although I'm annoyed at how I need to change the name beside my <email@address> (defined by ...
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How do I compose an email using Emacs' keybindings?

I'm a little nervous that this question is extremely naïve, but I have been continually (every 10 days or so) seeking its answer for months now. I want to compose emails, preferably to be sent from my ...
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gnus: fetch mails over IMAP from Outlook mail server

I'm trying to enable gnus to work with Outlook server (https://outlook.office.com/owa). At first I tried to re-use my old configuration for gmail (which worked fine for several years), but it didn't ...
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Error message when posting to GMANE

When trying to post to GMANE, I get an error message: 441 You need a valid email address to post: Invalid response from SMTP server mail.inka.de: 550-Verification failed for [email protected] Couldn’...
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How to draft email programmatically?

I use mu4e for email with multiple accounts. I have multiple accounts in mu4e and followed the manual with a function my-mu4e-set-account and a hook to it: (add-hook 'mu4e-compose-pre-hook 'my-mu4e-...
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Is it possible to use Emacs to read mail using IMAP without downloading them?

I have found that Emacs + mu4e + offlineimap can deal with reading emails from a remote server. However, in this case, what I understand is that the emails are copied locally. Having mailboxes with ...
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Reading a Maildir with Gnus

I have a directory ~/mail containing directories and Maildirs. I was hoping I might read messages contained in it by evaluating (setq gnus-select-method '(nnnil "") gnus-secondary-select-...
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Send multiple emails using Gnus?

I want to send multiple emails from Gnus. I have over 1000 addresses. I have found a great solution here: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2014-04/msg00584.html (defun message-send-...
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send email gnus error - need fully-qualified hostname

I'm trying to send email from emacs-gnus. But still get this error: smtpmail-send-it: Sending failed: 504 5.5.2 : Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified hostname My config is: (setq send-...
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