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

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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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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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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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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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gnus doesn't periodically check emails

I have the following in my ~/.gnus: (gnus-demon-add-handler, 'gnus-demon-scan-mail 5 t) (gnus-demon-init) I expect that gnus will be checking for new emails every 5 min, however this doesn't happen. ...
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Error in process filter while trying to send mail

Whenever I compose mail in mu4e and it takes longer than a few seconds, I get the following error messages, error in process filter: mu4e-error-handler: Error 11: failed to add path: cannot read file ...
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attach multiple files from the same directory to an email message?

Q: how can I attach multiple files to an outbound email with a minimum amount of fuss? I'm using mu4e (which reuses message-mode, if that helps) to work with email. I often need to send emails with ...
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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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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 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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Problems reading emails with rmail

So, I can send emails with Emacs now. But reading emails seems to be more difficult task. I want to do it with rmail. This article says that I need to add the following lines: (setenv "MAILHOST" "pop....
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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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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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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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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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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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Reading mailing list archives in Emacs?

I sometimes want to read mailing list archives for projects that I'm not subscribed to. There are nice HTML archives online (e.g. https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2014-12/msg00347.html),...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reading and writing email with emacs

How can we use emacs to read and write email? This question is intended to provide a canonical landing point for users wanting to deal with email using emacs. Please post only one package/solution ...
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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 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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Can't get gnus to work with Gmail and GPG

I was once able to read and write my Gmail email in Gnus, but now I am unable to and can't figure out the problem. There seem to be several problems -- (a) with my gpg2 setup; (b) with my gnus nnimap ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...