Questions tagged [message-mode]

Mode for composing email and other forms of messages. Used by gnus and mu4e.

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Composing a message with mu4e doesn't add the To/From and other required fields

I get an error message-position-on-field: Search failed: "^--text follows this line-- and the message itself does not have the required fields that should be added through message-mode. I use the ...
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How to stop ispell-message in notmuch-message-mode from checking quotes and citations?

Per the documentation (`ispell-message) should ignore text from quoted mails. For example: "My interlocuter" [email protected] writes: mispeled But for some reason my emacs asks me to ...
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Undefined-function error about function called by my function

I have recently moved to emacs as my mail client. I am using message-mode to write and send email through notmuch. Specifically, the major mode is called Message[Notmuch]. I would like to remap C-c C-...
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Add CC and BCC when composing an email with mu4e

If I compose an email with mu4e I can only enter a recipient in the TO: field. But there are no fields for CC (carbon copy) and BCC (blind carbon copy). How can I use those fields?
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Use message mode without headers

I would like to edit e-mail messages without the header (!) in message mode. If I open a file in message mode and it does not have the usual e-mail headers, then M-q filling does not work as I ...
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How can I get emacs notmuch to format replies the same way gmail does

I have seen this question! How to control quoting of original message when replying? None of that actually works. When I am in notmuch and I hit r on a message there is no amount of message-cite-* ...
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What is this M-q behaviour in Emacs 26.1 message mode

Since updating to Emacs 26.1. message mode was changed so that M-q does something unexpected. I have fill-column and message-fill-column both set to 72 and pressing M-q on this text: turns it into ...
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How to warn before sending email if Subject: is empty

If I hit C-c C-c in message-mode (I use notmuch) in order to send an email I've composed, I want to be warned if the Subject: header is empty. E.g. "Really send without Subject? (yes or no)" When ...
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How to remove trailing whitespace in mail signature

I'm trying to get rid of the auto-inserted trailing whitespace in message-mode signature. I have tried the advice below. (defadvice message-insert-signature (around +amos*message-insert-signature ...
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How to use mail lists with bbdb and message mode?

I'm trying to follow along here to get bbdb to insert lists of email addresses into my "to" fields when I hit something like "TAB". http://bbdb.sourceforge.net/bbdb.html#SEC39 The section on lists ...
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How to tell emacs to separate paragaph by an empty line in quotes

Wit this text: > Play with it a few times you will see my point. The command you need is: > > $ echo hello When I use Ctrl+q at the 1st line, I get this > Play with it a few times you ...
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proselint and message-mode

I have proselint setup like here, i.e.: (flycheck-define-checker proselint "A linter for prose." :command ("proselint" source-inplace) :error-patterns ((warning line-start (file-name) ":" ...
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How to TAB between fields in message-mode?

I use message-mode to compose and send email. Rather than having to navigate manually through the fields, I would like to able to TAB from the To: field to the Subject: field, then TAB again to bring ...
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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 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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elisp function to insert signature at point or at end, according to the prefix parameter

Under GNU Emacs 24.4.1, in Message Mode, C-c C-w runs message-insert-signature, which inserts the file message-signature-file at the end of the buffer, if such a signature is not already present. How ...
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How to check for new messages on thread before sending with gnus' message-mode?

I use gnus for email, including its built-in message-mode for composing/replying to email. Just before sending mail, I'd like to query my IMAP server to see if there have been any new messages on ...
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