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Table of Contents

1. Starting Gnus
1.1 Finding the News
1.2 The First Time
1.3 The Server is Down
1.4 Slave Gnusae
1.5 New Groups
1.5.1 Checking New Groups
1.5.2 Subscription Methods
1.5.3 Filtering New Groups
1.6 Changing Servers
1.7 Startup Files
1.8 Auto Save
1.9 The Active File
1.10 Startup Variables
2. Group Buffer
2.1 Group Buffer Format
2.1.1 Group Line Specification
2.1.2 Group Mode Line Specification
2.1.3 Group Highlighting
2.2 Group Maneuvering
2.3 Selecting a Group
2.4 Subscription Commands
2.5 Group Data
2.6 Group Levels
2.7 Group Score
2.8 Marking Groups
2.9 Foreign Groups
2.10 Group Parameters
2.11 Listing Groups
2.12 Sorting Groups
2.13 Group Maintenance
2.14 Browse Foreign Server
2.15 Exiting Gnus
2.16 Group Topics
2.16.1 Topic Commands
2.16.2 Topic Variables
2.16.3 Topic Sorting
2.16.4 Topic Topology
2.16.5 Topic Parameters
2.17 Accessing groups of non-English names
2.18 Searching
2.18.1 nnir
2.18.2 nnmairix
2.18.2.1 About mairix
2.18.2.2 nnmairix requirements
2.18.2.3 What nnmairix does
2.18.2.4 Setting up mairix
2.18.2.5 Configuring nnmairix
2.18.2.6 nnmairix keyboard shortcuts
2.18.2.7 Propagating marks
2.18.2.8 nnmairix tips and tricks
2.18.2.9 nnmairix caveats
2.19 Misc Group Stuff
2.19.1 Scanning New Messages
2.19.2 Group Information
2.19.3 Group Timestamp
2.19.4 File Commands
2.19.5 Sieve Commands
3. Summary Buffer
3.1 Summary Buffer Format
3.1.1 Summary Buffer Lines
3.1.2 To From Newsgroups
3.1.3 Summary Buffer Mode Line
3.1.4 Summary Highlighting
3.2 Summary Maneuvering
3.3 Choosing Articles
3.3.1 Choosing Commands
3.3.2 Choosing Variables
3.4 Scrolling the Article
3.5 Reply, Followup and Post
3.5.1 Summary Mail Commands
3.5.2 Summary Post Commands
3.5.3 Summary Message Commands
3.5.4 Canceling Articles
3.6 Delayed Articles
3.7 Marking Articles
3.7.1 Unread Articles
3.7.2 Read Articles
3.7.3 Other Marks
3.7.4 Setting Marks
3.7.5 Generic Marking Commands
3.7.6 Setting Process Marks
3.8 Limiting
3.9 Threading
3.9.1 Customizing Threading
3.9.1.1 Loose Threads
3.9.1.2 Filling In Threads
3.9.1.3 More Threading
3.9.1.4 Low-Level Threading
3.9.2 Thread Commands
3.10 Sorting the Summary Buffer
3.11 Asynchronous Article Fetching
3.12 Article Caching
3.13 Persistent Articles
3.14 Sticky Articles
3.15 Article Backlog
3.16 Saving Articles
3.17 Decoding Articles
3.17.1 Uuencoded Articles
3.17.2 Shell Archives
3.17.3 PostScript Files
3.17.4 Other Files
3.17.5 Decoding Variables
3.17.5.1 Rule Variables
3.17.5.2 Other Decode Variables
3.17.5.3 Uuencoding and Posting
3.17.6 Viewing Files
3.18 Article Treatment
3.18.1 Article Highlighting
3.18.2 Article Fontisizing
3.18.3 Article Hiding
3.18.4 Article Washing
3.18.5 Article Header
3.18.6 Article Buttons
3.18.6.1 Related variables and functions
3.18.7 Article button levels
3.18.8 Article Date
3.18.9 Article Display
3.18.10 Article Signature
3.18.11 Article Miscellanea
3.19 MIME Commands
3.20 Charsets
3.21 Article Commands
3.22 Summary Sorting
3.23 Finding the Parent
3.24 Alternative Approaches
3.24.1 Pick and Read
3.24.2 Binary Groups
3.25 Tree Display
3.26 Mail Group Commands
3.27 Various Summary Stuff
3.27.1 Summary Group Information
3.27.2 Searching for Articles
3.27.3 Summary Generation Commands
3.27.4 Really Various Summary Commands
3.28 Exiting the Summary Buffer
3.29 Crosspost Handling
3.30 Duplicate Suppression
3.31 Security
3.32 Mailing List
4. Article Buffer
4.1 Hiding Headers
4.2 Using MIME
4.3 HTML
4.4 Customizing Articles
4.5 Article Keymap
4.6 Misc Article
5. Composing Messages
5.1 Mail
5.2 Posting Server
5.3 POP before SMTP
5.4 Mail and Post
5.5 Archived Messages
5.6 Posting Styles
5.7 Drafts
5.8 Rejected Articles
5.9 Signing and encrypting
6. Select Methods
6.1 Server Buffer
6.1.1 Server Buffer Format
6.1.2 Server Commands
6.1.3 Example Methods
6.1.4 Creating a Virtual Server
6.1.5 Server Variables
6.1.6 Servers and Methods
6.1.7 Unavailable Servers
6.2 Getting News
6.2.1 NNTP
6.2.1.1 Direct Functions
6.2.1.2 Indirect Functions
6.2.1.3 Common Variables
6.2.1.4 NNTP marks
6.2.2 News Spool
6.3 Getting Mail
6.3.1 Mail in a Newsreader
6.3.2 Getting Started Reading Mail
6.3.3 Splitting Mail
6.3.4 Mail Sources
6.3.4.1 Mail Source Specifiers
6.3.4.2 Function Interface
6.3.4.3 Mail Source Customization
6.3.4.4 Fetching Mail
6.3.5 Mail Back End Variables
6.3.6 Fancy Mail Splitting
6.3.7 Group Mail Splitting
6.3.8 Incorporating Old Mail
6.3.9 Expiring Mail
6.3.10 Washing Mail
6.3.11 Duplicates
6.3.12 Not Reading Mail
6.3.13 Choosing a Mail Back End
6.3.13.1 Unix Mail Box
6.3.13.2 Babyl
6.3.13.3 Mail Spool
6.3.13.4 MH Spool
6.3.13.5 Maildir
6.3.13.6 Group parameters
6.3.13.7 Article identification
6.3.13.8 NOV data
6.3.13.9 Article marks
6.3.13.10 Mail Folders
6.3.13.11 Comparing Mail Back Ends
6.4 Browsing the Web
6.4.1 Archiving Mail
6.4.2 Web Searches
6.4.3 RSS
6.4.4 Customizing W3
6.5 IMAP
6.5.1 Splitting in IMAP
6.5.2 Expiring in IMAP
6.5.3 Editing IMAP ACLs
6.5.4 Expunging mailboxes
6.5.5 A note on namespaces
6.5.6 Debugging IMAP
6.6 Other Sources
6.6.1 Directory Groups
6.6.2 Anything Groups
6.6.3 Document Groups
6.6.3.1 Document Server Internals
6.6.4 Mail-To-News Gateways
6.7 Combined Groups
6.7.1 Virtual Groups
6.8 Email Based Diary
6.8.1 The NNDiary Back End
6.8.1.1 Diary Messages
6.8.1.2 Running NNDiary
6.8.1.3 Customizing NNDiary
6.8.2 The Gnus Diary Library
6.8.2.1 Diary Summary Line Format
6.8.2.2 Diary Articles Sorting
6.8.2.3 Diary Headers Generation
6.8.2.4 Diary Group Parameters
6.8.3 Sending or Not Sending
6.9 Gnus Unplugged
6.9.1 Agent Basics
6.9.2 Agent Categories
6.9.2.1 Category Syntax
6.9.2.2 Category Buffer
6.9.2.3 Category Variables
6.9.3 Agent Commands
6.9.3.1 Group Agent Commands
6.9.3.2 Summary Agent Commands
6.9.3.3 Server Agent Commands
6.9.4 Agent Visuals
6.9.5 Agent as Cache
6.9.6 Agent Expiry
6.9.7 Agent Regeneration
6.9.8 Agent and flags
6.9.9 Agent and IMAP
6.9.10 Outgoing Messages
6.9.11 Agent Variables
6.9.12 Example Setup
6.9.13 Batching Agents
6.9.14 Agent Caveats
7. Scoring
7.1 Summary Score Commands
7.2 Group Score Commands
7.3 Score Variables
7.4 Score File Format
7.5 Score File Editing
7.6 Adaptive Scoring
7.7 Home Score File
7.8 Followups To Yourself
7.9 Scoring On Other Headers
7.10 Scoring Tips
7.11 Reverse Scoring
7.12 Global Score Files
7.13 Kill Files
7.14 Converting Kill Files
7.15 Advanced Scoring
7.15.1 Advanced Scoring Syntax
7.15.2 Advanced Scoring Examples
7.15.3 Advanced Scoring Tips
7.16 Score Decays
8. Various
8.1 Process/Prefix
8.2 Interactive
8.3 Symbolic Prefixes
8.4 Formatting Variables
8.4.1 Formatting Basics
8.4.2 Mode Line Formatting
8.4.3 Advanced Formatting
8.4.4 User-Defined Specs
8.4.5 Formatting Fonts
8.4.6 Positioning Point
8.4.7 Tabulation
8.4.8 Wide Characters
8.5 Window Layout
8.5.1 Example Window Configurations
8.6 Faces and Fonts
8.7 Compilation
8.8 Mode Lines
8.9 Highlighting and Menus
8.10 Buttons
8.11 Daemons
8.12 NoCeM
8.13 Undo
8.14 Predicate Specifiers
8.15 Moderation
8.16 Fetching a Group
8.17 Image Enhancements
8.17.1 X-Face
8.17.2 Face
8.17.3 Smileys
8.17.4 Picons
8.17.5 Various XEmacs Variables
8.17.5.1 Toolbar
8.18 Fuzzy Matching
8.19 Thwarting Email Spam
8.19.1 The problem of spam
8.19.2 Anti-Spam Basics
8.19.3 SpamAssassin, Vipul's Razor, DCC, etc
8.19.4 Hashcash
8.20 Spam Package
8.20.1 Spam Package Introduction
8.20.2 Filtering Incoming Mail
8.20.3 Detecting Spam in Groups
8.20.4 Spam and Ham Processors
8.20.5 Spam Package Configuration Examples
8.20.6 Spam Back Ends
8.20.6.1 Blacklists and Whitelists
8.20.6.2 BBDB Whitelists
8.20.6.3 Gmane Spam Reporting
8.20.6.4 Anti-spam Hashcash Payments
8.20.6.5 Blackholes
8.20.6.6 Regular Expressions Header Matching
8.20.6.7 Bogofilter
8.20.6.8 SpamAssassin back end
8.20.6.9 ifile spam filtering
8.20.6.10 Spam Statistics Filtering
8.20.6.11 Using SpamOracle with Gnus
8.20.7 Extending the Spam package
8.20.8 Spam Statistics Package
8.20.8.1 Creating a spam-stat dictionary
8.20.8.2 Splitting mail using spam-stat
8.20.8.3 Low-level interface to the spam-stat dictionary
8.21 The Gnus Registry
8.21.1 Setup
8.21.2 Fancy splitting to parent
8.21.3 Store custom flags and keywords
8.21.4 Store arbitrary data
8.22 Interaction with other modes
8.22.1 Dired
8.23 Various Various
9. The End
10. Appendices
10.1 XEmacs
10.2 History
10.2.1 Gnus Versions
10.2.2 Other Gnus Versions
10.2.3 Why?
10.2.4 Compatibility
10.2.5 Conformity
10.2.6 Emacsen
10.2.7 Gnus Development
10.2.8 Contributors
10.2.9 New Features
10.2.9.1 (ding) Gnus
10.2.9.2 September Gnus
10.2.9.3 Red Gnus
10.2.9.4 Quassia Gnus
10.2.9.5 Pterodactyl Gnus
10.2.9.6 Oort Gnus
10.2.9.7 No Gnus
10.3 On Writing Manuals
10.4 Terminology
10.5 Customization
10.5.1 Slow/Expensive Connection
10.5.2 Slow Terminal Connection
10.5.3 Little Disk Space
10.5.4 Slow Machine
10.6 Troubleshooting
10.7 Gnus Reference Guide
10.7.1 Gnus Utility Functions
10.7.2 Back End Interface
10.7.2.1 Required Back End Functions
10.7.2.2 Optional Back End Functions
10.7.2.3 Error Messaging
10.7.2.4 Writing New Back Ends
10.7.2.5 Hooking New Back Ends Into Gnus
10.7.2.6 Mail-like Back Ends
10.7.3 Score File Syntax
10.7.4 Headers
10.7.5 Ranges
10.7.6 Group Info
10.7.7 Extended Interactive
10.7.8 Emacs/XEmacs Code
10.7.9 Various File Formats
10.7.9.1 Active File Format
10.7.9.2 Newsgroups File Format
10.8 Emacs for Heathens
10.8.1 Keystrokes
10.8.2 Emacs Lisp
10.9 Frequently Asked Questions
10.9.1 Installation FAQ
10.9.2 Startup / Group buffer
10.9.3 Getting Messages
10.9.4 Reading messages
10.9.5 Composing messages
10.9.6 Old messages
10.9.7 Gnus in a dial-up environment
10.9.8 Getting help
10.9.9 Tuning Gnus
10.9.10 Glossary
11. GNU Free Documentation License
ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your documents
12. Index
13. Key Index


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