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

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`mu4e-contexts` multiple gmail accounts using incorrect smtp credentials

I'm attempting to set up multiple Gmail accounts using mu4e-context's. I have a lot of the features working except one. I can switch between contexts, update my mail in each account (using offlineimap)...
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Coloring mu4e headers based on title content

I'd like to color the messages in my *mu4e-headers* view, depending on which mailing list they come from. I'm rather new to emacs face alterations, and I didn't see anything that looked relevant for ...
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SMTP auth credentials in emacs 24.x without an .authinfo file?

I know that the `smtpmail-auth-credentials' variable has been removed in emacs 24.x, and that we are now expected to use an .authinfo file. However, I have a specialized need for passing in SMTP ...
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Is there a way to color replies in the email body on mu4e?

I'm on some mailing lists and there is a top-post culture. It's difficult for me to visually delineate the reply from the original content. Is there facility for coloring (perhaps in alternating ...
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mu4e - Changing existing headers

I'm using contexts within mu4e, and I know how to add custom headers via the `mu4e-header-info-custom' list. What I'd like to do, however, is to alter existing headers when replying or composing ...
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mu4e - A “Folder mode” buffer?

I am in the process of switching from Wanderlust to mu4e. I have multiple IMAP accounts and folders, and I used the "contexts" mechanism to configure each of them in their own specific ways. So far, ...
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How can I easily download/save an attachment in mu4e?

The title says it all. When I press A with opened email, it proposes the following options: open with open in emacs import in diary pipe (haven't tried that) Is there something straightforward to ...
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How can I copy an email message in mu4e?

I'm using mu4e for my e-mail, and am very happy with it. However, now I need to copy e-mail messages from one Maildir to another, instead of moving them. However, in the mu4e documentation, I could ...
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How to customize mu4e-context's shortcut?

mu4e-switch-context seems to set shortcut key from first letter of its name. How can I customize this to other letter? e.g.) I have contexts like "work-A", "work-B", "work-C", ... and pressing ";" ...
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Remove attachments from emails

I use Mu4e to do email and my emails are stored locally in a maildir. People often send me emails with large attachments. I'd like to keep the emails but not the attachments because I'm paying for ...
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mu4e does not sync the “move to folder” action to the IMAP server

I am using spacemacs (I don't think it should matter though) mu/mu4e and mbsync When I use "move to folder" followed by "execute mark", I expect the "movement of message from Inbox to Archive" to be ...
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How can I delete mu4e drafts on successfully sending the mail?

As I'm composing mail, mu4e automatically saves drafts to the mu4e-drafts-folder. When I send the mail, these drafts persist. I expected mu4e to delete from the folder. I'm unable to find any ...
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org-capture + mu4e failures

I'm trying to get org-capture and mu4e working together nicely. Org-capture is already correctly set up; I can capture links to source code files with the following template: (setq org-capture-...
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Can Helm/mu4e learn which selection/contacts I use most often?

I'm using org-contacts as mu4e address book. When I start typing an address in, say, the To: field and press TAB, I get a Helm buffer with possible completions, ordered alphabetically. Is there any ...
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How to escape brackets in mu4e search queries?

Title says it all. I want to have a search query which matches all messages whose Subject starts with [Spam]. So far, I tried the following: [Spam] [spam] \[Spam\] \[Spam\] \\[Spam\\] \\[Spam\\] I'...
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mu4e bookmarks: how to hide messages for folders like Trash and Spam?

I am trying mu4u for Gmail and an Exchange account. ;;; Mail directory shortcuts (setq mu4e-maildir-shortcuts '(("/Gmail/INBOX" . ?g) ("/Exchange/INBOX" . ?a))) ;;; Bookmarks (...
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How to find previous and next emails in mu4e

Say that I'm looking at an email that's part of a chain in mu4e and I want to find the next and previous emails. Is there an easy way to do that?
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mu4e folders for multiple accounts (contexts)

I'm trying to set mu4e to use for both personal and work gmail accounts. I successfully configured offlineimap and fetched the mail. Then I tried setting mu4e, and according documentation: the ...
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dedicated frame for mu4e

I'd like to run mu4e in a dedicated frame but on the same emacs server. The following function gets me almost there: (defun malb/mail () (interactive) (select-frame (make-frame-command)) (toggle-...
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How to display plain text attachments inline with mu4e?

I'm using mu4e as my email client and it works fine for the most part. However, I'm working with patches sent via email very often and mu4e won't display inlined attachments as part of the email body,...
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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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mu4e sending email fails when using proxy?

I'm using PrivateInternetAccess for my proxy and when I enable it, sending email via mu4e times out (although retrieving emails works fine). With the proxy disabled, sending works fine. Here's a ...
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Mu4e not autofilling email addresses

I seem to have a problem with mu4e not correctly autofilling email addresses. According to this page, this should happen automatically. And for many (most?) addresses it does. But then others it doesn'...
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Creating a contact group from a local file to use with mu4e

I have a file ~/foo/contacts.csv whose first two columns look like Student ID,Student Name firstID@foo.org,"Lennon, John" secondID@foo.org,"McCartney, Paul" thirdID@foo.org,"Harrison, George" ...
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Automating inbox zero with the org agenda?

Q: how can I automate inbox zero with my org-mode agenda by getting linked, deadlined reminders to emails that need a reply? I get a lot of email, and try to stay at inbox zero, but I don't always ...
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mu4e hangs on sending mail

I'm just getting started with mu4e after using Gnus for about a year. The sending of mail seems similar between the two, but mu4e hangs when I try to send mail and finally fails with the error: ...
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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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Upload large email attachments to owncloud in mu4e

When composing/sending messages, I would like to automatically upload large attachments to my owncloud server, similar to what the Thunderbird AddOn https://addons.mozilla.org/de/thunderbird/addon/...
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mu4e - multiple accounts

I am using mu4e for email in Emacs, and it is currently only configured for one mail account, and I set key to view different inbox. I wonder how to use mu4e for managing multiple email accounts?
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mu4e overwrites minibuffer output when switching buffers

I'm using mu4e for email and I really like it. The only time it annoys me is when I'm switching buffers and I want to see a list of suggested buffer names in the echo area / minibuffer, because mu4e ...
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Using UTF8 encoding as default when writing emails

When I want to send an email I composed in Emacs, I press C-c C-c and am always presented with such an error message: These default coding systems were tried to encode text in the buffer `2015-02-...
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How do you select under emacs the key you sign/encrypt with when using mml?

Long time mutt user, I am currently trying to learn how to deal with my mail from within emacs with the help of mu4e. When it comes to signing mail, I use the following (add-hook 'message-send-hook '...
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Using ido or helm to auto complete email addresses in mu4e

Is there a way to auto-complete email addresses in the mu4e compose window using Ido or Helm rather than the standard *Completions* buffer?
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How to stop mu4e from inserting line breaks?

When I write a long line while composing a mail in mu4e, the lines are truncated for viewing (toggle-truncate-lines), but as soon as I hit Enter fixed line breaks (column width seems to be 70 or ...
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How can I use eww as a renderer for mu4e?

Emacs 24.4 came with native eww browser. What is the proper way to use eww as a renderer for mu4e messages?
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How can I draft an mu4e message using the contents of an org subtree?

I keep track of my activity in an org-file. The latest status is always under the heading "Current" which I usually just cut and paste into IRC for our weekly meetings. However we are now asked to ...
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How can I make encrypted messages readable in my sent folder

I'm using Mu4e to send emails. When I encrypt a message, it is encrypted with the receiver's public key and since I don't have the corresponding private key I can't read the message. Naturally, I ...
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How do I delete duplicate messages in mu4e?

mu4e has the ability to hide duplicates, with the "V" key, but I see no way to delete the messages. I've tried tricks with marking messages in and out of the hide state, but nothing seems to work well....
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How can I create an Org link for each email sent by mu4e?

I'm using org-mode and mu4e. I'd like to have each email become the active link so that I can link to it in Org. When viewing an email, I can C-c C-l (bound to (org-store-link)) to make a link to it, ...

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