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Question 5.2

How to enable automatic word-wrap when composing messages?

Answer

Starting from No Gnus, automatic word-wrap is already enabled by default, see the variable message-fill-column.

For other versions of Gnus, say

     (unless (boundp 'message-fill-column)
       (add-hook 'message-mode-hook
                 (lambda ()
                   (setq fill-column 72)
                   (turn-on-auto-fill))))

in ~/.gnus.el.

You can reformat a paragraph by hitting ‘M-q’ (as usual).