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is the flexible built-in message reader in Emacs. It supports reading and composing both news and mail. It can also use web-based sources as inputs for its groups.

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How to use pdf-tools (pdf-view-mode) in emacs?

pdf-tools includes pdf-view-mode which offers several features not present in doc-view-mode (see end of question). Can pdf-view-mode be used as a replacement for doc-view-mode generally, or does it ...
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How to attach multiple files in `message-mode`?

To attach one file when in message-mode (e.g. when posting from Gnus), one does C-c C-a. What's the recommended way for attaching multiple files ? Repeating C-c C-a can become tiresome after a while,...
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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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Automatically add recipients' mail address to the BBDB database

I am using BBDB3 with Gnus. I want to make BBDB to update the recipient address in its database for each mail I send (just like Gmail does). Is it possible?
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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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Issue with nnmaildir in gnus

I've been trying to get nnmaildir to work along with mbsync (which syncs IMAP and Maildir mailboxes) and I just cannot get it to work with gnus. With the following select method: (nnmaildir "calgary"...
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View buffers managed by other emacs instance

Is it possible to run gnus or other things that tend to frequently block in a separate emacs instance and "forward the buffers" to the main emacs instance. I guess more generally I am wondering what ...
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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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Gnus: Don't show negatively scored articles

I use a Gnus score file to mark certain Usenet articles that I don't want to read. For example, a line from my $HOME/News/name.of.newsgroup.SCORE might look something like: ("troll@example.com" -1000 ...
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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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Cannot edit a file as root if ~/.authinfo.gpg file exists

I got ~/.authinfo.gpg to store my multiple email accounts for gnus, but if ~/.authinfo.gpg exists, the tramp won't work. It will always say: Decrypting /home/chz/.authinfo.gpg...done Emacs won't ...
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gnus “fancy” hyperlinks, bullet points, etc

Is there a way to get more formatting options from a gnus message buffer when composing a mail? I'd like to do hyperlinks of the style common in markdown or org-mode, viz: [[example link][http://www....
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How to sync the read history of Gnus between computers through Dropbox?

I try to read email and mail list with Gnus on different computer. I am able to sync the configure files through Dropbox and it works fine. But I don't know how to sync the read history. I am always ...
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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 save offline copy articles in gnus; Speed up large groups

Earlier today I added gwene as a backend for gnus. (add-to-list 'gnus-secondary-select-methods '(nntp "news.gwene.org")) I then added a few feeds that I wanted to read and keep up to date on. One of ...
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How to learn to use bbdb? [closed]

that’s some time yet I began to use emacs as much as possible for quite everything (org-mode, Gnus, etc.), but I’m still maintaining a single file with a list of names, numbers, adresses, etc. ...
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Gnus, send PGP encrypted message to address distinct from the one registered with the key?

My friend has changed email account, but I only have his old key (which only lists his other email, now defunct). How can I tell Gnus to use the key I have, but to send it to a different email?
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Silent/Asynchronous gnus-demon?

Is it possible for gnus-demon to be asynchronous and silent? I have this: (gnus-demon-add-handler 'gnus-demon-scan-news 5 nil) And every 5 minutes, emacs gets stuck fetching new stuff. Which is ...
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Possible to cache newsgroup message headers in Gnus

I'd like to start using Gnus to read mailing lists via nntp/Gmane. Works fine so far, but each time I press RET on a group name in the *Group* buffer, Gnus seems to download a lot of data (in case of ...
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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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Transparently reconnect to servers after a system suspend

I have multiple IMAP and NNTP servers configured in Gnus, mostly over SSL using the integrated GnuTLS. When I put my laptop into suspend-to-RAM for a while, the TCP connections will obviously drop ...
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Automatic gpg signature verification and decryption with gnus

I am trying to use Gnus for sending and receiving gpg signed/encrypted emails. I am following these tutorials for the setup etc. https://github.com/kensanata/ggg https://github.com/redguardtoo/...
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Gnus stuck at “Reading .newsrc.eld…”

I have just today started using gnus to read news groups. I played around with subscribing and unsubscribing from certain groups, and read a few threads. I exit gnus and emacs, and now when I try to ...
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Getting Gnus working on Windows with Gmail

Setup: GUI version GNU Emacs 25.0.50.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2015-10-05 Compiled from EmacsW64. Gnus, using the latest version of Emacs development branch 25.05 Windows 7 x64 bit. Situation: ...
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Specify default number of articles to fetch

When selecting a newsgroup to read, gnus prompts for the number of articles to fetch. The value it shows is the number of articles in the group. I recall that there was a way to specify a default ...
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How can I subscribe to SE RSS feed using Gnus?

I tried G R https://emacs.stackexchange.com/feeds RET which resulted in the following error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "No feeds found for https://emacs.stackexchange.com/feeds") ...
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Where's the gnus info manual on Ubuntu?

I installed http://packages.ubuntu.com/zesty/emacs which includes Gnus, but there's no /usr/share/info/gnus.info.gz – am I forced to use the web wowser to read the fine manual, or is there some simple ...
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Disable color highlighting

Background: I use gnus under emacs -nw (so this question is about text-based usage, not the GUI). Depending on the value of the $TERM environment variable, gnus will, for example, highlight quoted ...
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How do I prevent Gnus from changing the window layout?

When I open a group in Gnus, it insists on resetting the window layout and using the entire frame for the group buffer. I'd rather manage the window layout myself, so how can I make Gnus not change ...
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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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How to prevent Gnus from creating a `~/News` directory?

I'm using Spacemacs on Debian Linux. Each time I start Gnus with SPC a g, it creates a folder ~/News in my home directory. I don't see the point in this, as I only use Gnus to read news via NNTP. ...
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Sending smtp email via gmail

I am trying to send email via SMTP in gnus. I can receive email via IMAP just fine, but whenever I try to compose a message send, I get this error: smtpmail-send-it: Sending failed: 530 5.7.0 Must ...
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gnus to send html-formatted emails

I'm trying to send an html-formatted email via gnus. I found this: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/gnu.emacs.help/nZBJxHHYdko which suggests: 1. M-x mml-insert-part enter 2. Content type: ...
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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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Send email with gnus via ssl port 465

I'm using gnus and trying to send email through it. This works for my gmail account (which receives outgoing emails on smpt port 587 using tls). My university uses smpt on port 465 and no tls, but ssl....
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Refresh/Update gnus Summary Buffer

The gnus Summary Buffer can be refreshed/updated to show new articles with / N. How can the buffer be refreshed/updated to remove messages deleted with B DEL? These remain after issuing B DEL and / N....
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How can I access an LDAP-Server to autocomplete address headers in message-mode/GNUS

I'm using GNUS to access a bunch of IMAP servers. When composing new messages it would be nice to have access to the companies ldap server for autocompletion on address headers TO/CC/BCC. Is this ...
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In Gnus, for a specific group, can I have all incoming messages automatically marked as read?

My specific use case concerns the "All Mail" folder exposed by Gmail over IMAP. I keep the folder permanently visible so I can search it when I need to, but I'm tired of pressing c (gnus-group-...
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How to prevent gnus from unlocking my GnuPG key

I'm using Gnus to read newsgroups via nntp. I am using mu4e to read and send e-mails. My e-mail server credentials are stored in ~/.authinfo.gpg so that mu4e can access them. My problem is that ...
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Sending smtp gmail via gnus

I am able to read gmail in gnus, but, after several hours of trying, am still not able to send gmail via gnus. I have searched extensively here and elsewhere, and have tried many configurations, ...
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How to deal with duplicate mail in Gnus?

I've subscribed to the emacs-orgmode list on my Gmail account. I've also subscribed Gnus to the list too, which means that I'm getting duplicates. I prefer to read the mail in Gnus, and have it ...
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Why does gnus hang on downloading POP emails with large attachments?

Emacs 24.4.1 - Gnus 5.13 - Ubuntu 14.0.4 Gnus is hanging on any POP email that's got an attachment greater than or equal to 1MB. It starts downloading, gets to ~950kb, and stalls. After many minutes, ...
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Send multiple emails using Gnus?

I want to send multiple emails from Gnus. I have over 1000 addresses. I have found a great solution here: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2014-04/msg00584.html (defun message-send-...
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GMail 2-factor auth without application-specific password

Is there any way I can read mail with emacs that comes from a gmail account protected with compulsory 2-factor auth? Application-specific passwords are disabled for GMail by my employer. So I can't ...
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Show URL of a link in Gnus

Messages displayed by Gnus with HTML rendering may contain links which don't display the URL, instead they display the text which tells what this link is about. I've found a way to extract the URL by ...
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Gnus: mark all articles older than X-month as read

When I visit usenet or gmane group for the first time I want to see only recent articles. Is it possible to mark articles as read based on their publication date?
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gnus starting with an error message, even from emacs -Q - very strange

The error message is "Warning: Opening nntp server on news...failed: >>> (error news/nntp Name or service not known); Server nntp+news previously determined to be down; not retrying;" The ...
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Composing a message in Gnus runs Kmail

As a new Emacs user, I decided to start using Gnus. I achieved to configure it, but I didn't manage to send mail properly. Indeed, when I use either C-c C-c or M-x message-send-and-exit, it loads ...
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Can Gnus nnimap split articles to other imap server?

At work we have a limited storage quota on the email server so I have set up Dovecot on my laptop as an email archive that I also access using IMAP. Besides archiving I also store all email from ...