Questions tagged [email]

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

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Multiple process categories for Gnus

When I process emails, 90% of my messages are either deleted or archived. When I get a big backlog, I work through the list marking a batch, then archiving or deleting them (B del or B m), and then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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configure gnus to read and send emails with thunderbird

Can we configure gnus to use an external mail retrieval (like thunderbird) to read and send emails? What I mean is let the external application do the job of connecting to the mail server and use ...
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Is there a way to color replies in the email body on mu4e?

I'm on some mailing lists and there is a top-post culture. It's difficult for me to visually delineate the reply from the original content. Is there facility for coloring (perhaps in alternating ...
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Email sending failed

I send emails with C-x m and AFAIK everything is configured OK. However, recently I got this response when I wanted to send an email: smtpmail-send-it: Sending failed: 535 5.7.8 Error: ...
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Add an article preview to the gnus-summary-line-format

I am using gnus to read my email and the current setting for the gnus-summary-line-format in my .gnus.el is (gnus-summary-line-format "%U%~(pad-left 5)R: %~(max-right 25)D | %~(pad-right 25)~(max-...
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Can I safely clean up the .emacs-mail-crash-box and how not to store mail localy?

I've just discovered that this file (written by Gnus) is almost 50 MB big. I don't need my mail archived locally. How can I tell Gnus not to save it there? (Or, maybe, if possible, for only a very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Better display of local time in message-insert-formatted-citation-line?

The default behavior in emacs-25 for the following code is for message citation lines to display the time in UTC, even if (current-time-zone) returns a local time zone such as (-18000 "EST"), and even ...
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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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Can I visit an org-link from a buffer without changing window configuration?

I'm currently trying to streamline my email/org workflow. I have a function which adds links to an org-buffer if a mail message contains DCO style signoff tags: (defvar my-dco-tag-re (rx (: bol (...
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Global message count in modeline in Wanderlust

Does anyone know if it is possible to setup in the modeline globally the total number of unread messages in the Inbox with Wanderlust? I want to be able to see any and all unread messages in my ...
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Open HTML email in browser but preventing loading of images and scripts

Email mail clients such as mu4e are not perfectly suited to view HTML emails. I usually try to view it in Emacs (using Emacs' own HTML redinging enging shr) but revert to opening the email in a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Seeking scheme for readonly viewing email messages, i.e. *.eml

Because I used helm's helm-source-mac-spotlight I often get email files in my result lists. This is great. It often surfaces old discussions about the issue I'm working on. But, these files have ...