If you haven’t used Emacs much before using Gnus, read Emacs for Heathens first.
If your system administrator has set things up properly, starting Gnus
and reading news is extremely easy—you just type M-x gnus in
your Emacs. If not, you should customize the variable
gnus-select-method as described in Finding the News. For a
minimal setup for posting should also customize the variables
If you want to start Gnus in a different frame, you can use the command M-x gnus-other-frame instead.
If things do not go smoothly at startup, you have to twiddle some variables in your ~/.gnus.el file. This file is similar to ~/.emacs, but is read when Gnus starts.
If you puzzle at any terms used in this manual, please refer to the terminology section (see Terminology).
|• Finding the News:||Choosing a method for getting news.|
|• The Server is Down:||How can I read my mail then?|
|• Slave Gnusae:||You can have more than one Gnus active at a time.|
|• New Groups:||What is Gnus supposed to do with new groups?|
|• Changing Servers:||You may want to move from one server to another.|
|• Startup Files:||Those pesky startup files—.newsrc.|
|• Auto Save:||Recovering from a crash.|
|• The Active File:||Reading the active file over a slow line Takes Time.|
|• Startup Variables:||Other variables you might change.|