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I spend alot of my time in Emacs, and move between Windows, Linux, and Mac OS at least once a day since these are the machines my company has available to use. I spend alot of time in gmail using gmail folders too, and would like to find a cross platform email client for emacs which can support gmail too.

Note: I would like to find a client which is "stable", and has good support and documentation.

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See also the answers to this question. – legoscia Aug 20 '12 at 15:34

A long time ago, I used to read my e-mail in gnus. A quick search shows that gnus supports IMAP, and since GMail supports IMAP, it should (in theory) work. Here's the some documentation on how to setup imap in gnus:

I will also add that I have not tried IMAP in gnus myself, so YMMV.

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Do you know if there are any easier to follow guides on setting up GNUS mail, as the link provided seems to require alot of prior knowledge – Zubair Nov 23 '10 at 13:42
You might want to try one of these pages (I plan to myself): , – jwernerny Nov 23 '10 at 14:15
I tried the first link (emacswiki) and was able to get things running in about 5 minutes. The one caveat I found is trying to view HTML email. It looks like HTML, not like text. – jwernerny Nov 23 '10 at 14:29

I have used at least Rmail, VM, gnus, mew, and wanderlust in emacs for email in the past. Gnus I liked the least for email. Mew and wanderlust are amazing! For some years now I email with wanderlust and it is fast and supports IMAP very well.

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Over a very long number of years, I have used Rmail, VM (old and new), Gnus and a few others. None of them have "stuck" or qualify as stable and work with IMAP (Rmail is the best choice but does not truly support IMAP). So when I started embracing Google, I was very frustrated with the mail situation not initially caring for the Gmail web client. After a while however I started to really, really like the Gmail web client and when I found a Google Chrome extension that used Emacs (via Emacs server) I was a happy camper. This is my current Email/Emacs model and I am quite happy with it, fwiw. I highly recommend it.

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Do you have a link where I can download this and try it? – Zubair Nov 24 '10 at 9:03
Edit with Emacs:… – pmr Nov 24 '10 at 15:26

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