Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups

A tutorial for using and configuring Gnus in Emacs that can make your inbox a cleaner and much more efficient place.
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Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups - HTML?

Anonymous's picture

Can gnus now display mail with html in it? That one problem I found with using it in the past....

Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups

dsaklad's picture

How would you make it easier for nonprogrammers to set up gnus email ?... What's available on the web currently still requires knowledge that once it's set up that knowledge isn't critical to operating gnus email.

For example, I've set up gnus newsgroups. Now, how do I get gnus email set up?... Step by step instructive comments are needed that can be followed by nonprogrammers unfamiliar with the jargon.

oo__ dsaklad@gnu.org

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How to make gnus email setup automatic or nearly automatic.

dsaklad's picture

How would you make it easier for nonprogrammers to set up gnus email ?... What's available on the web currently still requires knowledge that once it's set up that knowledge isn't critical to operating gnus email.

For example, I've set up gnus newsgroups. Now, how do I get gnus email set up?... Step by step instructive comments are needed that can be followed by nonprogrammers unfamiliar with the jargon.

oo__ dsaklad@gnu.org

See also
[ http://groups.google.com/groups?as_q=saklad&safe=off&ie=ISO-8859-1&as_ugroup=gnu.emacs.gnus&lr=&as_scoring=d&hl=en ]

Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups

Anonymous's picture

Oops...I posted a reply instead of a new comment. Duh! So...How do you handle spam messages that are uuencoded? We are noticing that the spammers have caught on to the word and phrase based delivery rules which we use to eliminate spam. To thwart the delivery rules, they uuencode their messages. Is there a way to first decode the message then pass it to their delivery rules

Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups

Anonymous's picture

Minor correction about regular expressions: A period (.) means "any character" not "any number of the following character." A star (*) means "any number of the _previous_ character".

Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups

Anonymous's picture

How do you handle spam messages that are uuencoded? We are noticing that the spammers have caught on to the word and phrase based delivery rules which we use to eliminate spam. To thwart the delivery rules, they uuencode their messages. Is there a way to first decode the message then pass it to their delivery rules?

Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups -- great article!

Anonymous's picture

I've been using Gnus for about a year. I thought this article was a good general overview of Gnus. Thanks!

Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups -- great article!

Anonymous's picture

I've been using Gnus since 95/96, and have lately tried to get away from it. You know what? It's impossible! I've yet not found any other mail/news client that gives me the same flexibility as Gnus have. Sure, most of the other are better looking, but they dont have the same feature richness as Gnus.

Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups -- great article!

Anonymous's picture

Sylpheed is catching up though (for those that like a GUI MUA)

Re: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups -- great article!

Anonymous's picture

Can sylpheed do article expiry as this is a major selling pint for gnus for people subscribed to big lists