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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gnus only fetch latest X emails?

I'm using Gnus for the first time with gmail. I have a lot of emails which I've read but just don't delete, 20k or so. I want to access them more like the web browser that is only the newest 100 or ...
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gnus-group-make-group error: Duplicate folder name

I cannot use Gnus anymore because of the following error: gnus-group-make-group: Could not create group on server: NO (ALREADYEXISTS) Duplicate folder name Agenda (Failure) I couldn't find anything ...
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configure gnus to read and send emails with thunderbird

Can we configure gnus to use an external mail retrieval (like thunderbird) to read and send emails? What I mean is let the external application do the job of connecting to the mail server and use ...
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How to write a function to open real hyperlinks (Org Mode, Gnus Article, elfeed hyperlinks) in a specific browser?

First off, you can find my entire current config at https://gitlab.com/mordocai/emacs.d/tree/4cfdfd76368aa687a6277a22161b40624e32b8fe, just in case I miss including something. I currently have my ...
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Using Emacs as an nntp/news URL handler

Is there a function built in that I can call (maybe via emacsclient) to start gnus with a particular server / group given a URI?
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Gnus fails to decrypt an email encrypted using GPG

When I try to open an encrypted message, Gnus asks me for my passphrase, which it seems to accept. But then it doesn't decrypt the message, and it doesn't report errors either. I can otherwise ...
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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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unable to post out email from gnus - “make client process failed”

I have a major problem with gnus, running on debian testing in that I am now totally unable to send any email out, and it even survives a reboot! When I try to send an email the following comes up in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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org-mode links to gnus articles with imap

When using gnus with nnimap (IMAP access to a remote mail server) and linking gnus articles (e-mail messages) in org-mode files. What are the pros and cons of gnus storage methods (for articles) in ...
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Gnus to reuse same window for article buffer

I'm starting to use Gnus to read email. I've made this change so that I get the summary on one side of the screen and email on the other: (gnus-add-configuration '(article (horizontal 1.0 (summary ....
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Unable to configure gnus with openmailbox server

I want to use gnus for reading and sending mails from my openmailbox address via IMAP, but can't configure it properly. In /.gnus.el I wrote (setq user-mail-address "email@openmailbox.org" ...
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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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" ...
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GNUS - how to persist “R” (read) state of the email back to gmail?

When I read an email in gnus, the email state changes to read whose symbol is R, The problem is that when I then open gmail on the browser I find that the already read email is still marked as unread. ...
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Gnus - Save several articles in a single file

I want to be able to select a number of articles and save them all in a single text file. I know about o (gnus-summary-save-article) and variants of this command, however as I understand it saves the ...
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Gnus C-c C-c opens a blank browser window

I am not able to send any mail from gnus. Upon hitting C-c C-c after writing the mail a blank window opens up in my webbrowser and nothing more happens (in the echo-buffer emacs says Starting Firefox.....
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Getting “Symbol's function definition is void: nil” when adding or following up in GNUS

Emacs 24.5 (from http://emacsformacosx.com), GNUS 5.13, OS X El Capitan. When I try to post to a newsgroup or followup an existing post, I get the error "Symbol's function definition is void: nil" ...