Questions tagged [email]

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

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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 rosie@emailprovider.com 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 auth@gmane-mx.org 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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How to suppress mu4e warning messages?

Q: how do I suppress mu4e warnings about the update process? I am using mu4e with mbsync. Recently, the latter has started to emit an error/warning message about losing track of messages. When it ...
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Delete multiple emails (articles)

In Gnus, in summary buffer, how would one delete multiple emails (not retire, but actually delete). Deleting singe email (article) is BDEL (or similar), but this doesn't seem to work on any kind of ...
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Rmail with imap prompts no mail

I finished reading the completed chapter of 33.Rmail but have no ideas about how to read an email. ~/RMAIL keeps empty, Although, I could get some clues from "33.18 movemail program" and "33.19 ...
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Create a google calendar event from natural text

I receive many emails that have some events in them which I currently have to enter manually into my Google calendar. It would be great if I can automate this process as much as possible using some ...
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gnutls-negotiate: GnuTLS error: #<process smtpmail<1>>, -15

Following Sending Mail Since no credentials are given in this configuration, Emacs will look them up in $(HOME)/.authinfo or $(HOME)/.authinfo.gpg (encrypted). The content of this file should ...
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mail attachment filename coding

I try to use mu4e with smtpmail to send mail, and use mml-attach-file to add attachment. If the attachment filename contains non-english name, such as Chinese, the header of message will become ...
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MU4E: Force myself to check mail once and only once?

Emacs workflow is smooth. Usually we want it smoother. But I would like to make it less smooth.. This might be a strange question. I use emacs and mu4e to deal with my mails. However, the workflow is ...
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Add date to mu4e email when forwarding or replying

I use Emacs and mu4e for email. If I forward an email, the body defaults to this: From: me <> To: Subject: Fwd: ... --text follows this line-- Sender <> writes: ... I would like mu4e ...
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Auto-add BCC address to notmuch/message-mode messages

I use GNUs for most of my email needs, but also have notmuch for rapid search of my inbox. Trouble is, when I choose a message in that notmuch search, it doesn't open it with gnus but with its own ...
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mu4e: how to stop the unarchiving of entire threads when new message arrives?

The issue: Say a new message arrives in my inbox that is a reply to an existing thread/chain of emails that I've archived. mu4e will move the entire thread out of the archive and back into my inbox. ...
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Handling mailto links with mu4e

How do I get mu4e to handle xdg-open mailto:foo@bar? I couldn't even find a function taking an address as an argument that will open a composition buffer.
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Email is opened in an external program when I try to send it

When I compose an email with message (via mu4e or otherwise), and include an attachment for a LibreOffice document, I can't send the message. When I try to send it, instead of having the normal ...
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mu4e query search for emails larger than certain size

I've looked in all the examples given in queries of mu4e email but couldn't find an option that returns all emails larger than a certain size (for example 10MB). I think this is relevant if one is ...
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starting emacs from the commandline and setting line wrap to 60 - howto?

I'm new with Emacs and come from Joe. There I started editing mail from the command line by joe -rmargin 60 because I don't want to generally set the right margin to 60. I can't find a similar ...
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