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mu4e is an e-mail client for Emacs based on the mu indexer and searcher.

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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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Mu4e: How to keep the currently opened mail centered in the headers view?

When reading mail in the split headers/view in mu4e, is it possible to keep the currently opened mail centered in the headers view instead of at the bottom? It would be nice to show some context on ...
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Read only mode in mu4e

Is there a "read only mode" in mu4e? I recently had the case to use mu4e to read emails from a system using thunderbird with maildir. I noticed that for example a file called somemessage.eml ...
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Get filename of a message opened in mu4e

How can I get the actual file name of a message (as it is stored on my disk) opened with mu4e?
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mu4e conversation view: Left right alignment like in whatsapp

Is it possible to show the emails of one person in mu4e-conversation view indented by a defined amount of whitespace/tabs to get a view similar to what you know from some messenger apps like whatsapp:
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How to skip address and greetings in mu4e-conversation-mode?

Consider an email like: Dear Ben, [Body] Best regards John If I read email in mu4e conversation mode I find the address (e.g. "Dear Ben," and the greetings "Best regards..." ...
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Use org-contacts in mu4e email auto completion

I have a contacts.org with following structure: * Family ** Person 1 :PROPERTIES: :TITLE: :ALIAS: :COMPANY: :ROLE: :EMAIL: :MOBILE: :WORK_PHONE: :ADDRESS: :URL: :BIRTHDAY: :ITOLD_THEM_EMAIL: :...
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Mark all email in mu4e as read

I have downloaded my emails using getmail and indexed them by mu. The problem now is that my mu4e has around 50000 emails that are marked as unread: is there a simply way to mark the entire Maildir as ...
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Make signed messages the default in mu4e, unless disabled on a per-message basis

How can I configure mu4e to start every newly composed message as signed (<#secure method=pgpmime mode=sign>)?
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What is the mechanism by which org-export collates links for the summary?

I use org-export to generate my end of week email reports. One of the links I have in those reports is for mu4e searches. I have a helper function to translate them into something more useful: ;; ...
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How to change mu4e headers such that it only highlights the current line?

The mu4e *mu4e-headers* mode looks something like this by default, Notice how the text in the current line is underlined while the entire length of the line is highlighted? It is also showing the ...
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Link to mu4e search queries not available

Although I'm perfectly able to store an org mode link to a particular email, linking to a query somehow doesn't work. The described[0] option mu4e-org-link-query-in-headers-mode is missing at all: mu ...
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What org capture hook to use for saving an attachment in mu4e

I often need to capture a file attachment from mu4e (pdf invoice), which currently involves multiple manual steps: In mu4e email view buffer Save attachment to e.g. ~/filename.pdf Navigate to ~/...
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What could cause a draft of the current email to be saved in mu4e?

I have a strange issue I can not quite nail down to a cause. Only sometimes when I am writing an email or responding to one, a draft of it gets saved. I thought this maybe due to the fact that my ...
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mu4e mime part is sent with multi account setup and german umlaute

I have a setup with three different accounts on macos, switching works e.g. with the context setup and I am able to send emails with each one of them. An account is a ms exchange account which uses ...
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mu4e change the face for my own mails in the header view

I am fairly new with mu4e and set it up for multiple accounts in combination with mbsync on macos. It is quite unconvenient for me to see my own email, which I sent on the header view for each maildir....
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Challenges with mu4e contexts

I recently started using emacs and mu/mu4e. And I like it! Using mu4e 1.4.13. When I started using contexts for my 2 mail accounts it introduces a couple of new problems: First of all when I start ...
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Showing arbitrary headers in mu4e's headers view

My incoming mail is spam-filtered by Rspamd on the server. Thus, every mail contains a header like this: X-Spamd-Result: default: False [3.86 / 9999.00]; The first of those two numbers is the spam ...
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error in process filter: No email account found

I use Emacs 27.1 (9.0) and mu4e 1.4.13 with multiple email accounts, and those email accounts have one main username and multiple aliases. Recently I started getting this error when replying to an ...
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How to use ivy to select email attachments with mu4e

I use the mu4e package to read my emails. However, I also use the ivy completion framework, which includes file completion. Using both packages together is a bit of a problem though. mu4e uses its own ...
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mu4e-org link storing - “No method for storing a link from this buffer” error

The problem I've recently moved to using mu4e for viewing and organising my email. I'm trying to use the function org-store-link in a mu4e message buffer but I encounter the error: No method for ...
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“Fix Continuation Lines” message in modeline for every line in a mu4e email

Whenever I do M-x mu4e-compose-new and select a context, then type up an email, and then do M-x message-send-and-exit, my cursor jumps to the first line in my email (after "--text follows this ...
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Save all attachments to the same directory in mu4e

Using the mu4e email package, I can save attachments via A S (save multi). However, this requires that I specify the location for each attachment separately. How can I configure this so that I only ...
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Mu4e not saving emails sent from an alias

I use mu4e for email and have aliases on the same account. I sent a test email today from an alias and received it. But it is not showing on the Sent Items for the account with the main name. How can ...
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How do I display links in a mu4E message at the end of the text

I prefer reading plain text messages in Mu4E. However, I do not like its interface of mixing links with text on the same line. Is it possible to have Mu4E collect all links and list them at the end of ...
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How to setup fetchmail for mu4e?

Disclaimer: I am not very well-versed about how email servers and email clients work. I have been lately looking into setting up email on my Emacs. I decided that I'll use mu4e. If I understand ...
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How to delete mu4e attachment on macOS

I want to delete a large attachment from a mu4e message. This thread is similar, except that the required altermime tool does not seem available on macOS (not on Homebrew and no results from an online ...
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reducing number of maildir folders

I recently migrated from emacs VM to mu4e. Using mb2md.pl I successfully (well, modulo a few tweaks) reformatted ~140,000 emails. All good, really. However, because of the single-file format of VM, ...
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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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Why is mu4e setting the context wrong

I am unable to set the contexts right in mu4e. I have a default account set with: (setq mu4e-sent-folder "/Account1/Sent Items" mu4e-drafts-folder "/Account1/Drafts" ...
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View multiple emails at the same time with mu4e

I use mu4e to read my emails. I often find myself wanting to see the content of two or three emails at the same time, in different windows in the same frame. However, mu4e doesn't seem to allow for ...
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How to draft email programmatically?

I use mu4e for email with multiple accounts. I have multiple accounts in mu4e and followed the manual with a function my-mu4e-set-account and a hook to it: (add-hook 'mu4e-compose-pre-hook 'my-mu4e-...
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mu4e: Refiling email while making an org-todo

Background: I read my email through mu4e in (Doom) emacs. I set up an org-capture template that stores a TODO with a link to the current email I'm viewing, all working great. Typically I do this from ...
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Emails from multiple accounts go to the same trash folder

I use Emacs and mu4e for email. I set up multiple accounts as in the manual. I also included this snippet from here to send deleted messages to a folder instead of deleting them permanently: (add-to-...
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Link to mu4e e-mails in MacOS

My e-mail client is mu4e. I can easily create links to org-mode files via org-mu4e-store-and-capture, as described here https://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e/Org_002dmode-links.html, for instance. ...
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Unable to send email through my second account

I have set up email in emacs using mu4e for both my personal and university account (both use gmail). However I am unable to send email from my university account. Personal account works totally fine....
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How can I fix if: Invalid search bound (wrong side of point) in mu4e?

mu4e works quite well here, but I have one big problem: When I try to reply to an email, I get this error: re-search-forward("^#![ ]?\\([a-zA-Z_./]+\\)" 50 t) (if (re-search-forward "^#![ ]?\\([a-...
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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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Unable to authenticate sending mail using smtpmail-send-it to gmail, “Username and Password not Accepted”

I would like mu4e to use smtpmail-send-it to send emails from emacs. I would like smtpmail-send-it to authenticate using pass. I have 2factor auth on my gmail account, so I have to use an App Password....
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How to fix backwards incompatibility of mu 1.4?

I upgraded mu from 1.2.0_1 to 1.4.1 and it does not seem backwards compatible. I immediately got a problem of mu server process ended with exit code 127 error in process sentinel:, which I solved from ...
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Is it possible to use Emacs to read mail using IMAP without downloading them?

I have found that Emacs + mu4e + offlineimap can deal with reading emails from a remote server. However, in this case, what I understand is that the emails are copied locally. Having mailboxes with ...
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mu-query for finding mails with a single and specific recipient (mu4e)

Using mu4e, I'm looking for the regex to display mails that have been sent to one specific recipient, and only one recipient (i.e. no cc:, no other name in the to: field). For example, if I use mu4e ...
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Mailing lists with org-contact

Premise: I am not an expert of emacs-lisp, unfortunately. I am handling all my emails with mu4e, and since it integrates well with org-contacts, I use the latter to handle my address book. However, ...
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How to suppress mu4e warning messages?

Q: how do I suppress mu4e warnings about the update process? I am using mu4e with mbsync. Recently, the latter has started to emit an error/warning message about losing track of messages. When it ...
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mu4e: Problem sending email with Gmail

I use mu4e to handle my 3 email accounts - Exchange, Posteo, Gmail. While I have no problem sending emails with Exchange and Posteo, I encounter the following issue when sending via Gmail: Debugger ...
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How to include headers when exporting a message as PDF?

As a follow-up to this question about exporting as PDF, I want to export a message as a PDF. One answer in that thread views the message in a browser window and I can then save as a PDF from the ...
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Regular expression to ignore a domain in address completion

I read the manual on address autocompletion: mu4e-compose-complete-ignore-address-regexp — a regular expression to filter out other ‘junk’ e-mail addresses; defaults to "no-?reply". I am looking ...
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Rules for dealing with email in mu4e

The Mail application in macOS allows creation of rules, such as Sender X and keyword Y in subject -> mark as read and move to archive. I am looking for something similar in mu4e. Smart refiling ...
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mu4e-xxxx-folder evaluates to nil

I'm trying to abstract elisp code for my dynamic folders on mu4e but for some reason executing a command fails with mu4e-error: [mu4e] mu4e-xxxx-folder evaluates to nil, here is the current code: (...
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User-friendly setup of Emacs with GPG, mu4e, and mu4e-send-delay

I use mu4e and Emacs for email, as well as GPG for credentials and mu4e-send-delay for delayed sending. Sometimes the GPG prompt for the encryption password is overwritten by another message in the ...