Questions tagged [email]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Notmuch non threaded view

In notmuch, I get a threaded view whenever I see mybsearch results. How do I get a non-threaded view? That is, all messages are listed chronologically, instead of a message being inlcuded way later ...
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MS Outlook groups not showing in Gnus

As the title suggests: did anyone encounter this problem? Whatever MS Outlook calls "folders" shows up in Gnus' groups, but the "groups" (using MS terminology) don't show up anywhere. I'm trying to ...
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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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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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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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gnus pulls all articles when I'm asking for un-read only

I have Gnus set up in my Emacs-46.1, it connects over IMAP to my gmail.com account every 5 minutes. Overall it works fine, emails which I have read are no longer displayed in INBOX group. However I ...
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why is emacs vm (View Mail) not handling inline HTML mail properly?

I have been using GNU Emacs running on Fedora Linux, with the emacs vm (View Mail) package, to read mail for a long time now. But as of a couple of days ago, a problem has developed. Whenever I try ...
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How to prevent mu4e from removing emails from header during auto-update?

Q: how can I prevent mu4e from removing emails from my header view when it auto-updates? I have mu4e set to check mail and update its index at periodic intervals. When this occurs while I am ...
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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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GNUS doesn't show all Mails

I am using gnus for reading my gmails. But almost always by checking the INBOX of my gnus and comparing to my actual gmail account, i have new (or old) mails which are not shown in gnus. Does anyone ...
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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 ...
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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. ...