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RE: emacs and gmail

From: Parker, Matthew
Subject: RE: emacs and gmail
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 12:50:09 -0400

Yes. Based on reading a few web sites on this subject - and there are
quite a few out there - I got emacs22 on WinXP working w/ my ISPs
(Verizon, but there is a gmail related link below) POP3 and SMTP

If you are on Windows you need a separate install (gnutls4win) to help
authenticate the outgoing connection. The file I used is
gnutls-2.5.5.exe on this site

So what worked for me was:
1. run the installer gnutls-2.5.5
2. configure .emacs as per below (replace ids and passwords)
3. Run M-x RMAIL to retrieve mail (you should be prompted for password)

Here's a site is gmail specific (the use different servers and ports I

;*** email

; * steps to get email working...
;   * install gnutls - external required program...
;   * add following to emacs 

; incoming mail 
(setenv "MAILHOST" "")
(setq rmail-primary-inbox-list '("po:JSMITH"))
(setq rmail-pop-password-required t)

; outgoing mail
 (setq send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it
       message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it
       '(("" 25 "JSMITH" "password")) ; was nil nil
       '(("" 25 "JSMITH" "password")) ; was nil
       smtpmail-default-smtp-server ""
       smtpmail-smtp-server ""
       smtpmail-smtp-service 25
       smtpmail-debug-info t)
 (setq user-full-name "John SMith")
 (setq user-mail-address "address@hidden")
 (require 'smtpmail)

Matthew Parker

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Is it possible to run my gmail account through emacs.


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