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

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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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Address completion rules in mu4e

I feel confused about how mu4e handles email address completion. The manual says: mu4e supports autocompleting addresses when composing e-mail messages. mu4e uses the e-mail addresses from the ...
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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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Duplicate draft in mu4e

I write a draft email in mu4e and want to re-use it for other recipients. I would like to copy everything in that draft to a new draft. I have not found a function completing mu4e-*duplicate. This ...
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Rules for searching with punctuation and quotes in mu4e

I use mu4e for email and am having trouble with punctuation, which is not in the manual. I have a thread titled forum software?. A search for forum software returns that thread and one other message, ...
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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 ...
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Add date to mu4e email when forwarding or replying

I use Emacs and mu4e for email. If I forward an email, the body defaults to this: From: me <> To: Subject: Fwd: ... --text follows this line-- Sender <> writes: ... I would like mu4e ...
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How to open text links (hypertext) firefox with mu4e?

I have this function to open links in firefox with mu4e, which I found somewhere here. ;; open with firefox (defun my-browse-url-firefox-new-tab (url &optional new-window) "Open URL in ...
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How to force Emacs or pinentry to forget wrong GPG password?

I use mu4e, mu4e-send-delay to send emails with a delay, GPG to store my SMTP authentication, and pinentry to access GPG files. When I am prompted for the GPG encryption password in the mini-buffer ...
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mu4e or mu cannot find a search term with a period

I use mu4e and sometimes I cannot find a message with a search term including a period. For example, if I search for Google.org, I see: No matching messages found but if I search for "impact ...
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Attaching files in mu4e from the clipboard

I use mu4e for email. I can attach a file to a new message with drag-and-drop or with dired (as in these directions from the manual). I would like to code the same behavior as Mail: in the Finder, I ...
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How to add a value for CC or reply-to in each new message

I use mu4e. I would like to add a hook called with a new message, such as adding a certain value in CC or in Reply-to. I found no guidance online and no functions starting with mu4e and ending with ...
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mu4e: how to stop the unarchiving of entire threads when new message arrives?

The issue: Say a new message arrives in my inbox that is a reply to an existing thread/chain of emails that I've archived. mu4e will move the entire thread out of the archive and back into my inbox. ...
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ibuffer not displaying “*mu4e-main*” buffer

Upon opening mu4e, I expect the *mu4e-main* buffer to appear in the list generated by M-x ibuffer. However, even after typing / /, i.e., M-x ibuffer-filter-disable, the *mu4e-main* buffer is not in ...
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Implicitly excluding certain directories in mu4e queries

Is there an option to exclude certain directories from a mu4e search without stating this explicitly in the search string? For example, could I have date:today exclude /archive so long as the ...
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Handling mailto links with mu4e

How do I get mu4e to handle xdg-open mailto:foo@bar? I couldn't even find a function taking an address as an argument that will open a composition buffer.
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Email is opened in an external program when I try to send it

When I compose an email with message (via mu4e or otherwise), and include an attachment for a LibreOffice document, I can't send the message. When I try to send it, instead of having the normal ...
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Muting threads in mu4e

I read a lot of mailing lists in mu4e. Sometimes a thread that I'm not interested in gets a lot of activity, and I'd like to unsubscribe from that thread in particular without unsubscribing from the ...
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mu4e query search for emails larger than certain size

I've looked in all the examples given in queries of mu4e email but couldn't find an option that returns all emails larger than a certain size (for example 10MB). I think this is relevant if one is ...
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mu4e-headers view: move point to first unread e-mail

I am using mu4e-headers view with emails sorted by date in ascending order: the most recently received e-mail is shown on the bottom. I usually have 20-30 older, read mails in my inbox, with the ...
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Recurrent pop-up when queued email sends without internet connection

I use mu4e and mu4e-send-delay. When I send a message immediately and don't have an internet connection, I see this message in the mini-buffer: smtp.domain.tld/25 nodename nor servname provided, or ...
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View and save email as PDF

I want to save an email receipt as a PDF. I type a and v (for Action and View as PDF) and get Wrong type argument: stringp, nil. How can I save a message as a PDF file?
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Copy URL to the clipboard

I can visit URLs in a message with g, bound to mu4e-view-go-to-url, which uses the default browser. How can I copy it to the clipboard to view it on another browser?
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Unable to quit emacs with `Wrong type argument: hash-table-p, nil`

I have some customisations in ~/.emacs.el. Today I refactored a piece that used dolist, directory-files, and find-file. I am now unable to quit Emacs in the normal way and I get this from the mini-...
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How to save a message in mu4e as outlook compatible file?

How can I save/export a message in a fileformat e.g. .msg in order to have coworkers open it with microsoft outlook? At work we must use collaboration applications where we need to attach messages
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Trying to separate Private and Work email using mu4e contexts in emacs

I'm struggling to get mu4e to work with different (private and work) email accounts. The behaviour is different from what I expected, and I am not sure whether this is due to an issue in my ...
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Emails sent twice in mu4e with send-delay

I send emails with delay using mu4e-send-delay. The repo seems out of date with the last commit 2 years ago. I often find that emails I sent with delay are sent twice, for example a pair sent within ...
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“Fix continuation lines” popup

Yesterday I started getting this popup in Emacs: Emacs-x86_64-10_10 Fix continuation lines? It happens after I write an email in mu4e and send with delay (Github repo). If I click Yes or No, the ...