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Re: Gnus and offline Email


From: Tim Zander
Subject: Re: Gnus and offline Email
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:42:19 +0100
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On 12.11.2016 20:37, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
> Tim Zander <address@hidden> writes:
>> how do I set-up Gnus (and my GNU/Linux operating) to read and send my
>> emails? Preferably with IMAP but it should also work offline. Everything
>> I found online was very old, but if you know that some guide still works
>> today I could give it a try.
> 
> What most people do in your case is to install a local IMAP server,
> usually dovecot, on your local machine. Then use isync or offlineimap to
> sync that to the remote server. Gnus only ever talks to the local IMAP
> server.

Great, I had success for this, I followed your guide:

https://ericabrahamsen.net/tech/2014/oct/gnus-dovecot-lucene.html

But I used this in my .gnus file:

(setq gnus-select-method
      '(nnimap "OPENMAILBOX"
               (nnimap-stream network)
               (nnimap-address "localhost")
               (nnimap-authenticator login)
               (nnimap-user "address@hidden")))

> I use msmtp to send mails, and ..
> there is a msmtp-queue package that will let send emails from
> Gnus, but queue them up until there's an internet connection to ..
> send them.

Is there any guide for that?

> Otherwise, you just use the Gnus agent, toggle unplugged, send as
> usual, and when you're back online, toggle plugged.

Any way of letting Gnus do this automatically?

Many thanks,

Tim




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