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Gnus is an e-mail client, a news client and a feed aggregator.

Using Gnus with Gmail

  1. Make sure starttls package in installed on your system
  2. Create a Gmail account
  3. Enable IMAP in Gmail accout, by settings->forwarding POP/IMAP
  4. Use Gmail’s IMAP as a (secondary) select method
(add-to-list 'gnus-secondary-select-methods '(nnimap "gmail"
                                  (nnimap-address "")
                                  (nnimap-server-port 993)
                                  (nnimap-stream ssl)))

or Using Gmail as primary select method

(setq gnus-select-method '(nnimap "gmail"
				  (nnimap-address "")
				  (nnimap-server-port 993)
				  (nnimap-stream ssl)))

5. Put following line in your ~/.authinfo machine login password secret port 993
6. (optional) Enable using gmail’s SMTP server by put following line in ./gnus.el

(setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it
      smtpmail-starttls-credentials '(("" 587 nil nil))
      smtpmail-auth-credentials '(("" 587 "" nil))
      smtpmail-default-smtp-server ""
      smtpmail-smtp-server ""
      smtpmail-smtp-service 587
      smtpmail-local-domain "")

For managing your address book, see Contact Management.