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Re: Abbrev expansion after @ in address field?

From: Loris Bennett
Subject: Re: Abbrev expansion after @ in address field?
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:30:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

"Loris Bennett" <> writes:

> "K.P. Huang" <> writes:
>>> 2014-02-21 22:17 GMT+08:00 Loris Bennett <>:
>>> Hi,
>>> I would like, say, "meo" to expand to "" after "@".
>>> So for any arbitrary "user"
>>>   user@meo
>>> would expand to
>>> Is this possible?
>> That's possible by M-'  abbrev-prefix-mark
>> Type user@  then M-' , it will become user@-,  type meo follow by, it will
>> expand in the way you want.
>> It has been clearly stated in the documentation (info "(emacs) abbrevs"),
>>  at menu "Controlling Abbrev Expansion". HTH.
> Thanks for the pointer to the documentation.
> This works expect for expansion in the address fields in Gnus (which is
> where I would like expansion following @ to work).  In this case
> expansion just doesn't happen, with or without a prefix.
> Maybe someone on the in the Gnus newsgroup can enlighten me.  I assume
> it is some sort of conflict with the regular Gnus magic which expands
> addresses out the BBDB.

If abbreviations in address fields don't play nicely with BBDB
expansion, does anyone know whether it is possible to have "generic"
addresses in BBDB?  What I means is that if a string, say "alice"
doesn't match a known address, then on pressing the tab-key it could be
optionally expanded to "".  Does BBDB support
anything like that?



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