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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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Trouble with gnus imap / outlook on windows 10

I successfully installed gnus with imap backend to access the outlook messaging service. I could not make gnus access directly the exchange server by imap so, I settled davmail which acts as a local ...
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GNUS says sending email failed, but mail was sent [Unable to open server nnimap]

I have tried solve this for many many hours ;( macOS 11.1, Emacs 27.1 (brew), Gnus 5.13, msmtp 1.8.14 (brew) I use GNUS to read maildir that is synced using mbsync. I can read mail using GNUS but ...
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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: Applying splits to old messages

I am migrating my email workflow to gnus. I want to use splitting to keep things organized and for the splits to take effect on the server. I think my splits are working for incoming mail, but I want ...
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How could i read all my unread / new mail from different accounts in one group or topic?

i want to read all my unread /new messages from different IMAP accounts in one Gnus group. As far as i read in the manual, it could be possible with topics or virtual groups. But i do not understand ...
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gnus: fetch mails over IMAP from Outlook mail server

I'm trying to enable gnus to work with Outlook server (https://outlook.office.com/owa). At first I tried to re-use my old configuration for gmail (which worked fine for several years), but it didn't ...
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“Read error Is a directory /home/ngaroe/.emacs-mail-crash-box”

The version of emacs I'm using is 27.1-r4 (Gentoo description). My .gnus file is (setq gnus-select-method '(nnmaildir ".maildir" (directory "~/.nnmaildir")) mail-sources '((...
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How to ensure that gnus only check for new messages in my subscribed groups

Gnus scans thousands of groups on the news server upon startup. How do I restrict it to only my subscribed groups? Edit: This happens despite having set gnus-default-subscribed-newsgroups to true in ...
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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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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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How to make email in emacs work with an Oauth2 requirement?

I have been using gnus for my various email accounts for years, but now my university has moved to outlook.office365 which requires oauth2. I can see that there is an oauth2 package for emacs, but no ...
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How to open .eml files with mu4e?

I would like to be able to open .eml files with mu4e and read them like regular mails. I've seen a solution for Gnus, but I would like to stay with mu4e. Any ideas?
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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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Opening Gnus messages to the full height of the screen

I recently switched from RMAIL to GNUS. In RMAIL one views email messages in full screen and presses "n" to go to the next message or "p" to go to the previous one. I have also ...
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Gnus Inbox display read and unread emails

I set the .gnus as ;;; package --- gnus ;;; ;;; (setq user-mail-address "abst.proc.do@qq.com" user-full-name "abst.proc.do") (setq gnus-select-method '(nnimap "qq.com" (...
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How to add bbdb contact from gnu message?

I am trying to figure out gnus and bbdb. I am able to read messages using gnus, but now I want to add contacts from the mail message into bbdb. I have read that ':' should display a prompt and allow ...
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Gnus required an updated Google password and now will not send messages

emacs 25 on linux Debian; On a running computer which had been largely ignored for a couple of years, I loaded gnus and was prompted for my google password. I updated my google password, entered it, ...
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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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Reply with Gnus: `S L` vs `F`

With Gnus, I got into the habit of replying to messages with the shortcut F, whether they come from private exchanges, forums or mailing lists. The problem is for the latter: when I reply to a message ...
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Easily open PDF attachments from gnus with pdf-tools?

I seem to remember that I used to be able to press RET on a PDF attachment button in a Gnus article and have it open with pdf-tools. It's not working now, when I press RET I get prompted to save the ...
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How to protect myself from my own mistakes?

I use Emacs for programming and also read mail in Gnus. My problem is that I'm typing fast, switching buffers and Windows etc, and too often accidentally hit some key that is bound to some command ...
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Gnus fails opening larger imap group

If I try to open an larger imap group (a few thousand messages both read and unread) Gnus gives a warning: Wrong number of arguments: #, 2 And the Summary window is empty or it contains only some of ...
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mu4e (gnus) MS safelinks decoder

Today I got scared after noticing how many Microsoft ATP Safelinks had made their way into my org-mode calendar file. Therefore, is it possible to create a URL decoder to bypass Microsoft Safelinks ...
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How to avoid own address in Cc with `gnus-summary-followup`

I receive an email sent also to other people in Cc. If I reply to it with gnus-summary-followup, Gnus includes me in the Cc list. How can I avoid that?
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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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Apply buffer-local function inside another function in temporary buffer

Elisp newbie here, I am trying to filter MS safelinks from an org-mode icalendar event, which gets saved by the gnus-icalendar:org-event-save function. I have created a function that filters the MS ...
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Error message when posting to GMANE

When trying to post to GMANE, I get an error message: 441 You need a valid email address to post: Invalid response from SMTP server mail.inka.de: 550-Verification failed for auth@gmane-mx.org Couldn’...
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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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Separate auth-sources for Tramp and Gnus, or disable auth-sources for Tramp?

I have passwords stored in .authinfo.gpg file which I only need for Gnus. I never store passwords for machines or localhost in this .authinfo.gpg file (or in any other file). The problem is when I ...
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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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Save attachments

I'm trying to simply save attachments in Gnus. I've read this: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual///html_node/mh-e/Viewing-Attachments.html and, I don't have mm-decode installed. For some ...
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Reading a Maildir with Gnus

I have a directory ~/mail containing directories and Maildirs. I was hoping I might read messages contained in it by evaluating (setq gnus-select-method '(nnnil "") gnus-secondary-select-...
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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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Delete multiple emails (articles)

In Gnus, in summary buffer, how would one delete multiple emails (not retire, but actually delete). Deleting singe email (article) is BDEL (or similar), but this doesn't seem to work on any kind of ...
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How to prevent `TAB` from adding a newline for each new address (To/Cc), in Gnus + BBDB?

When I'm adding a comma and a new address at To or Cc or Bcc in Gnus, there is a new line added when completing the address. I end up with: My Address <address@example.com>, Another Address <...
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Error using gnus with gmane

I'm trying to set up gnus for reading mailing lists. According to some threads I have the following in my init.el (setq user-mail-address "myname@domain.org") (setq user-full-name "my name") (setq ...
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Setting LOCAL aspell dictionary size

How to set local (per buffer) dictionary size used by aspell? [aspell is used by my emacs as "ispell look alike"] It can be set by --size=NN command line option of aspell. I would like to set it via ...
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Client certificate for access to imap server in gnus

We're in the process of changing mail servers. The new one will require a client certificate from our internal CA for all connections. How can I make gnus use a client certificate in the connection? I ...
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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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gnus viewer for attachments

I recently started using gnus to view my emails. Opening attachments is still the most annoying part for me and I am trying to address that. The behaviour I would like is: If the attachment is text-...
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“call-process” hangs and does not launch the program

I’m dipping my toes into reading news with Gnus. I’d like to continue using the same editor as before for composing posts, so I put these forms in my gnus.el: (setq message-tab-body-function 'edit-in-...
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emacs breaks down text snippet copied from another X Window application

When I select with a mouse a block of text in Firefox or VIM for example, copy it and then try to paste in Emacs, it gets pasted, but unaligned, meaning that beginning of the lines shift away to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Encrypt both mail body and attachment with gnus

I'd like to encrypt with gpg some mail messages sent with gnus. When there is no attachment, epa-mail-encrypt works and I get a gpg-encrypted mail message. However, if I add an attachment and then run ...
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How to (mostly) get rid of doc-view?

Since I moved to emacs 25 (25.3.2 at the moment) in every context (org-mode, gnus, latex, browsing url, direct access to file) I access pdf-files in emacs, they are displayed in doc-view. I basically ...
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Sending email with gnutls stopped working

I've been using the following setup Gnus SMTP ;;; SMTP (defun email-settings () (interactive) (setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it starttls-gnutls-program "gnutls-cli" ...