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Re: How to develop even better explanations, ever better explanations no
Re: How to develop even better explanations, ever better explanations not so opaque blocking the passage of the radiant energy and the light to understanding the lisp coding a novice would insert to setup mail in gnus.
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 13:46:04 -0400
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There is something that has been stopping me from using gnus, and that
is how to manage multiple accounts, not just multiple SMTPs, but also
multiple identities, like Thunderbird does.
I have searched for an answer to this with no success.
Could you please add to your example the lines needed to implement that?
B. T. Raven wrote:
> "Don Saklad" <address@hidden> wrote in message
>> What is the appropriate mail system to use for setting up
>> mail in gnus for this system on this machine?...
> Which system? Which machine?
> Mutatis mutandis (use your own name and isp info of course), put the
> following into .emacs
> (setq user-full-name "B.T. Raven")
> (setq user-mail-address "address@hidden")
> (setq smtpmail-default-smtp-server "mail.alcisp.com")
> (setq smtpmail-local-domain nil)
> (setq send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
> (load-library "smtpmail")
> (setenv "MAILHOST" "mail.alcisp.com")
> (setq rmail-primary-inbox-list
> '("address@hidden") rmail-pop-password-required t)
> (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp "news.alcisp.com"))
> (setq gnus-check-new-newsgroups nil)
> (load-library "message")
> (setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
> Save the .emacs file. Exit Emacs. Start emacs. Type: M-x gnus (Alt and x
> simultaneously, or Esc and then x). By the way, I just tried this and it
> locked up Emacs, but I had forgotten to get out of Outlook Express first.
> Emacs should probably degrade more gracefully in this pathological case.
> Otherwise it should work. (This was run on msw98 and emacs 21.3) You will
> have to type in your user name and password each time. There are ways of
> getting around this, but I haven't figured them out yet. I don't want my
> password in clear text on the machine anywhere, even though it is there
> somewhere in the Outlook Express setup.
>> . How would you develop an even better explanation, ever better
>> explanations than are currently available?... Explications that
>> are not so opaque blocking the passage of the radiant energy
>> and the light to understanding the lisp coding a novice would
>> insert to setup mail in gnus.
>> If the novice does not know the lisp coding, the novice would
>> not know what is inserted for the mail setup in gnus. So a
>> better explanation could include term by term, tag by tag what
>> is going on in the lisp coding to be inserted.
> If you need to understand all the inner workings of the program, then you
> will have to master elisp first (and maybe C, and maybe even advanced
> computer science principles.) If we need to understand it as well as RMS
> does, then we should probably wait for metempsychosis.
>> . Then there is the question of how the novice can identify what
>> are the applicable, what are the appropriate mail system
>> requirements they are using already where they do not know how
>> to check for this information, if they do not understand the
>> technobabble that others relate in explaining how their system
>> is setup. Answers to the question of how to identify the mail
>> system need even more simplification that avoid using often
>> misused jargon or jargon that could be unfamiliar.
>> I've been around this corner and related corners of the net for
>> years and so have friends and acquaintances expert in other areas
>> of interest like networks. We haven't figured out the
>> explanations because the dedication needed to devote energy to
>> the complex text for setup is cumbersome.
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