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

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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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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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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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How to control quoting of original message when replying?

I'm trying to set up notmuch for sending and receiving my Gmail email, and I think notmuch uses message-mode for its reply function. I tried setting message-citation-line-function to nil, but replying ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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crypto-newbie: how to securely sign outgoing email with `smtpmail` (or simplest alternative)?

I'm running $ cat /etc/debian_version jessie/sid $ uname -rv 3.11-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.8-1 (2013-11-13) $ gcc --version | head -n 1 gcc (Debian 4.8.2-1) 4.8.2 $ emacs --version | head -n 1 GNU ...
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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...