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6.8 Email Based Diary

This section describes a special mail back end called nndiary, and its companion library gnus-diary. It is “special” in the sense that it is not meant to be one of the standard alternatives for reading mail with Gnus. See Choosing a Mail Back End for that. Instead, it is used to treat some of your mails in a special way, namely, as event reminders.

Here is a typical scenario:

The Gnus Diary back end has the ability to handle regular appointments (that wouldn't ever be deleted) as well as punctual ones, operates as a real mail back end and is configurable in many ways. All of this is explained in the sections below.