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

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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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yahoo smtp send fails

I've been using emacs to send yahoo mail for years, then I changed my port settings to enable ssl (switch from 587/nil to 465/ssl), and now I can't send mails anymore - not even with the original ...
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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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Unwanted email address warning in Rmail emacs 27.1

emacs 27.1 Rmail asks for confirmation "Email address %s looks invalid; send anyway?" when sending email to a local recipient address without "@domain" part. Can this be suppressed?...
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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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Mu4e not saving emails sent from an alias

I use mu4e for email and have aliases on the same account. I sent a test email today from an alias and received it. But it is not showing on the Sent Items for the account with the main name. How can ...
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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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How to fetch new emails in Gnus

I've not used Gnus in a long time, but, if my memory serves, simply opening a group would check for new emails and fetch them. For some reason this doesn't happen anymore... I can, however, tell it ...
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Trying to separate Private and Work email using mu4e contexts in emacs

I'm struggling to get mu4e to work with different (private and work) email accounts. The behaviour is different from what I expected, and I am not sure whether this is due to an issue in my ...
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Changing html renderer in Wanderlust

I would like to modify how mime/html entities are transformed to text in Wanderlust. At the very least removing background colors and excessive spacing. Is there any simple way to do so?
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Viewing vcard vcs email attachments

I receive a couple of invitations to meetings from Microsoft Exchange users a week in my mailbox. Is there a package with some mode I can install to make these attachments human readable or enhance ...
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Run shell program on e-mail in mu4e

I receive GnuPG-encrypted (and signed) e-mails through an MS Exchange server. Unfortunately, the exchange server messes up the GPG format, such that mu4e cannot decrypt correctly. This is a known ...
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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.