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

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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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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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Using emacs with thunderbird to compose and respond to mail

There is a lot written for using emacs as a full-blown primary email program. I am looking for something with a simple setup so that I can keep Thunderbird as my primary email management program but ...
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How to make Emacs check my email and report new mail

I'm using GNUS to read my emails. Is there some way to make it automatically check my mail box and report new mails somehow? Maybe some package exists to do this sort of thing?
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`mu4e-contexts` multiple gmail accounts using incorrect smtp credentials

I'm attempting to set up multiple Gmail accounts using mu4e-context's. I have a lot of the features working except one. I can switch between contexts, update my mail in each account (using offlineimap)...
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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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Using UTF8 encoding as default when writing emails

When I want to send an email I composed in Emacs, I press C-c C-c and am always presented with such an error message: These default coding systems were tried to encode text in the buffer `2015-02-...
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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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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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mu4e folders for multiple accounts (contexts)

I'm trying to set mu4e to use for both personal and work gmail accounts. I successfully configured offlineimap and fetched the mail. Then I tried setting mu4e, and according documentation: the ...
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Using ido or helm to auto complete email addresses in mu4e

Is there a way to auto-complete email addresses in the mu4e compose window using Ido or Helm rather than the standard *Completions* buffer?
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How to prevent mu4e from checking mail when the internet is down?

Q: how do I prevent mu4e from automatically checking mail when the internet's down? Problem I use mu4e and offlineimap to handle my email. When on a laptop, I have to deal with the fact that I ...
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send mail later in Gnus

I'm trying to find out if there is way to schedule a mail for later delivery in Gnus. I am not trying to just queue a mail to be sent whenever a connection becomes available, but I am looking for a ...
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Gnus doesn't see mail, even though files are there

My message-directory is ~/.emacs.d/mail, this is where Gnus stores all my mail. Suppose I have a directory misc that contains some email in nnml format. I create a Group mail.misc, move directory misc ...
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How to display plain text attachments inline with mu4e?

I'm using mu4e as my email client and it works fine for the most part. However, I'm working with patches sent via email very often and mu4e won't display inlined attachments as part of the email body,...
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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 to use CSS to change styling of elements in org-mime emails?

The org-mime page describes how to use org-mime-html-hook to style HTML email by inserting inline CSS. I used this method to successfully change the styling of my body paragraphs by targeting <p>...
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How can I make encrypted messages readable in my sent folder

I'm using Mu4e to send emails. When I encrypt a message, it is encrypted with the receiver's public key and since I don't have the corresponding private key I can't read the message. Naturally, I ...
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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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How would you do a mail merge?

I am trying to replace Microsoft Word(shudder) for this specific process. The process is not specific for email or traditional Mail but similar. The process is that I have a template file with ...
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Automating inbox zero with the org agenda?

Q: how can I automate inbox zero with my org-mode agenda by getting linked, deadlined reminders to emails that need a reply? I get a lot of email, and try to stay at inbox zero, but I don't always ...
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How to export org files to plain text files as it looks like in clean view?

I want to print org files or share them with in emails. Clean view looks good for these purposes. Is it possible to export org files so that the output text file looks exactly like clean view (of ...
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Do not automatically sign emails directed to mailing lists and such

I configured emacs to automatically sign emails: (add-hook 'mu4e-compose-mode-hook 'mml-secure-message-sign) However, mailing lists often add a footer to the message and that breaks the signature. ...
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Mime-view: wrap automatically

Wanderlust uses "mime-view" internally for displaying mail messages. Sometimes "text/plain" messages actually have very long lines (like "text/flowed". If in mime-view I toggle visual-line-mode ...
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GnuTLS / OpenSSL hangs on Windows when accessing Gmail

I am trying to set up Gnus (on Emacs 24.5) on Windows to access Gmail through IMAP and it seems like the connection is choking when it attempt to connect to the IMAP server. (Seems like Gnus is not ...
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message-mode: delete recipient easily

When I'm composing a message in message-mode I sometimes want to remove a recipient from a long list of recipients on the To: line. It seems that there is no semantic kill command that would delete a ...
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GNUS - mark all articles in the thread as Unread

I was searching through docs at https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/gnus/ but could not find the proper key sequence for this. What is the key sequence for this?
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How to set proper smtp Gmail settings in Emacs in order to be able to work with `M-x diary-mail-entries`

I tried the following settings in order to work M-x diary-mail-entries but it fails. My question is how to put the correct settings in order to be able to work with M-x diary-mail-entries in Emacs. (...
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How to show the message age in Wanderlust's summary buffer?

I tried to customize Wanderlust's summary buffer by changing wl-summary-line-format. I would like to see the age of a message in the summary buffer. But I can not find any abbreviation for the age of ...
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How can I use Gnus to access Gmail IMAP through http(s) firefwall?

My company's firewall only allow http and https connections. To access internet, I have to specify the proxy before connecting the internet: export http_proxy=http://my-company.com export ...
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Creating a contact group from a local file to use with mu4e

I have a file ~/foo/contacts.csv whose first two columns look like Student ID,Student Name firstID@foo.org,"Lennon, John" secondID@foo.org,"McCartney, Paul" thirdID@foo.org,"Harrison, George" ...
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How to allow org-insert-link to accept mail addresses like 'Name <name@some.address>'?

When I add a mailto link with C-c C-l, the closing > is missing. If I enter: mailto:Apa <apa@bepa.cepa> Leaving the description blank, I get a link like mailto:Apa <apa@bepa.cepa If I ...
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Mac OS Keychain with SMTP email password

How do I get Emacs to use the Mac OS Keychain for my SMTP email password? I'd like to eschew an .authinfo file in favour of the Mac OS Keychain but can't seem to get it going. I keep receiving the ...
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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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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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setting up Gnus 5.13 with OfflineIMAP and Dovecot

I am trying to set up Gnus 5.13 to access a local maildir (created by OfflineIMAP) via Dovecot. I know I could access OfflineIMAP's maildir directly, but as far as I know, this causes problems with ...
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Email Code Snippets through Emacs (with Mutt)

Frequently, I find myself having to send code snippets to teammates, etc. Therefore, I decided to write the following elisp to simplify the process. I am using mutt as the email client, but the only ...
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Render markdown in mu4e buffers

I recently moved to mu4e for my email and it works great except that the way my university formats emails makes them look really weird in emacs (light grey background, white foreground). I was advised ...
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How can I (automatically) check for new mail in Wanderlust?

Wanderlust doesn't update the number of new/unread/total mails in the "Folder" view. I have configured it to use my dovecot imap server and I didn't find any way to configure an update interval or ...
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Wanderlust: use GPG sign by default

It is possible to manually toggle sign for a message, I wonder how it can be done for any message created?
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Can't send mail from Gnus, but message works?

I can send mail with message, via C-x m. However, when I try to send a message from Gnus, via m in the summary buffer, or other commands like S r, F etc, the message shows up in my sent folder in Gnus,...
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How to TAB between fields in message-mode?

I use message-mode to compose and send email. Rather than having to navigate manually through the fields, I would like to able to TAB from the To: field to the Subject: field, then TAB again to bring ...
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Difference between C-x m and M-x mail

When I attach files using M-x mml-attach-file, C-x m does attachments as expected but M-x mail just sends the text <#part type="text/plain" filename="~/Downloads/coding_style.c" disposition=...
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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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how to do “mark-as-important” in mu4e?

I want to mark some messages as "important", and later on I can search for all emails marked as important. This is like Gmail's custom label function. Can I do it with mu4e?
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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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RFC 2822 email parsing

Is there a function somewhere in emacs already to parse RFC 2822-formatted email addresses? I don't particularly care for the obsolete parts, but would like to be able to parse things like "John Smith"...
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Colouring mail headers by recipient email addr

I currently use mutt but am trying to switch email to emacs. One of the features I rely heavily on is the ability to see which of my many email addresses a message was sent to in the mail summary pane ...
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Upload ICS calendar file to Google Calendar

I read my email in Emacs, and every now and then I receive an ICS file as an attachment, usually in a confirmation message for an event I've signed up for. That's very kind of them, because it means ...