Emacs users: what software do I need to send and recieve emails with Ubuntu/emacs on my laptop?

Peter Sabaini peter at sabaini.at
Mon Jan 26 12:46:30 UTC 2009

On Monday 26 January 2009 13:42:55 you wrote:
> On Sunday 25 January 2009 18:06:09 Peter Smerdon wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > I would like to use Gnus to read email/newsgroups on my ubuntu laptop
> > but am unsure what extra software I need to install to do so.
> > I have home email, work email and gmail/yahoo mail to configure, most
> > use ssl on the smtp end, do I need utilities like starttls installed? Do
> > I need fetchmail & sendmail or does Gnus manage all of these things?
> >
> > Evolution is relatively easy to set up for multiple smtp accounts but
> > extremely rigid to use (IMHO) for example; it will not allow me to
> > customize key bindings which is somewhat of a dealbreaker. If I could
> > only get Gnus set up properly I would be much happier reading mailing
> > lists!
> >
> > Thanks for any advice you can give me
> Hm, its been a few days without an answer, so here's my 0.02EUR.

PS.: but do let me know how it works out for you -- maybe I'll give Gnus a 
shot :-)  


> I cannot say anything on Gnus; I don't read usenet news and Gnus is IMHO a
> bit news-centric. Judging from the manual you should be fine with the
> openssl package installed; reading POP mail and sending mail should work
> out of the box ( http://www.gnus.org/manual/gnus_toc.html ). Have you tried
> it?
> FWIW, I tried to switch to the vm emacs mail reader once but had trouble
> accessing SSL Imap so I'm back to KMail and emacs as an external editor.
> cheers,
> peter.
> > Peter.

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