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Friday, November 23, 2007

gmail/gnus - how I got it working




I have never gotten anything to work in gnus, so I was pretty excited
when I get my gmail account setup using IMAP. The first step was the
configuration, which I stole from:
http://asimakov.blogspot.com/2007/11/imap-gnus-gmailcom.html

That configuration connected me to gmail, and allowed me to read my
email, but then I ran into an issue with sending email. I was using
emacs 21.4.1 on Debian Etch, and found that the version of smtpmail.el
included in emacs21 doesn't handle TLS. After trying to use the
newest version from trunk without any luck, I decided on downloading a
backported version of emacs22 from:
http://hype.sourceforge.jp/f/dists/etch/backports/

You can get the key by following the instructions here:
http://hype.sourceforge.jp/f/

emacs22 had the newer version of smptmail.el, and I was able to send
email through smtp.gmail.com. Pretty cool!

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