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Re: delayed sending of mail

From: Adam Sjøgren
Subject: Re: delayed sending of mail
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:00:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:06:26 +0200, Kevin wrote:

> someone on IRC asked about how to make a function that delays sending of
> email, so as to have a chance to edit/cancel within 2 minutes or so.

When I want delayed sending of an email/article, instead of using C-c
C-c to send it, I go C-c C-j (which is bound to gnus-delay-article).

Then I am prompted about how long to delay it, or when to send it. After
answering that, the email shows up in nndraft:delayed until the set
time, when it is sent.

In my .gnus I have these things to make it work:

    ; Activate delayed messages:

    ; Show X-Now-Playing and X-Gnus-Delayed header:
    (setq gnus-visible-headers (concat gnus-visible-headers 

    ; Remove date, so delayed messages (C-c C-j) don't get a date until
    ; sent <>:
    (setq message-draft-headers '(References From))

Only the first one is essential, I think. Oh, and the documentation of
gnus-delay-article says that delayed messages are sent after new news is
fetched, which means that these lines in my .gnus:

    ; Demon to fetch email every 5 minutes when Emacs has been idle for 5 
    (gnus-demon-add-handler 'gnus-demon-scan-news 5 5)

probably are essential as well. (And sending is potentially ~5 minutes

Maybe you can build upon gnus-delay-article if you want a fixed delay?

  Best regards,


 "A cat has nine lives, but a bullfrog croaks                 Adam Sjøgren
  every day."                                  

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