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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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mu4e with two contexts: no matching messages found, wrong type argument

I'm trying to set up mu4e with mbsync and two gmail accounts. The structure of my Maildir is as follows: ~/.mail |--> school_address |--> INBOX |--> Sent |--> Drafts |--> ...
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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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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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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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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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Remove attachments from emails

I use Mu4e to do email and my emails are stored locally in a maildir. People often send me emails with large attachments. I'd like to keep the emails but not the attachments because I'm paying for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Splitting mail with gnus

I'm using emacs' gnus to connect to a gmail and a hotmail account, I'm currently unable to split email into specific groups. All of my email is collecting in their respective inboxes, regardless of my ...
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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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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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Gnus fails to connect to GMail AUTHENTICATIONFAILED

How can I debug what exactly is being sent and where? The account I'm trying to connect has "two-step" authorization enabled. However, I've checked that IMAP access is enabled and that "less secure" ...
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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.
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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'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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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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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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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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Reading gmail using Rmail

When I try to connect to my gmail account foo@gmail.com (password: foopassword), using the following setting: (setq rmail-primary-inbox-list '("pop://foo:foopassword@pop.gmail.com:995")) I get the ...
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Rmail Beginner, where do I start?

Suppose I have a gmail account, say foo@gmail.com with a password: foopassword. What are the simplest steps to go through, to read my emails? Does it make any difference whether I'm using Windows ...
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How do I import email in Wanderlust?

I am setting up Wanderlust, and have an older "Maildir" folder created by Offlineimap. Am wondering how I can import these emails in Wanderlust and/or combine this folder with my new WL folder? Can I ...
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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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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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Can gnus handle “maildir” format mail files with “.eml” extension?

I've been using "gnus" for reading/writing mail in MS Windows, but to make Windows recognize mail file, I want to add ".eml" extension to each numbered mail in "maildir" format. Is there any way to ...
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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, ...
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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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Gmail smtp through mew

I am trying to setup mew to use a gmail account provided by my college. I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and using emacs 25. This is my (anonymized) .mew: (setq mew-config-alist '((default (...
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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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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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emacs gnus and macOS mail.app

I have a very large MAILv5 folder on macOS with 11 IMAP mail accounts over 1 TB of data so I don't want to re-download all but instead I want to use Gnus or other Emacs mail client to read mail ...