Next: , Previous: FAQ 5-2, Up: FAQ 5 - Composing messages

Question 5.3

How to set stuff like From, Organization, Reply-To, signature...?


There are other ways, but you should use posting styles for this. (See below why). This example should make the syntax clear:

     (setq gnus-posting-styles
          (name "Frank Schmitt")
          (address "me@there.invalid")
          (organization "Hamme net, kren mer och nimmi")
          (signature-file "~/.signature")
          ("X-SampleHeader" "foobar")
          (eval (setq some-variable "Foo bar")))))

The ".*" means that this settings are the default ones (see below), valid values for the first element of the following lists are signature, signature-file, organization, address, name or body. The attribute name can also be a string. In that case, this will be used as a header name, and the value will be inserted in the headers of the article; if the value is `nil', the header name will be removed. You can also say (eval (foo bar)), then the function foo will be evaluated with argument bar and the result will be thrown away.