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Old 10-04-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
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Angry Gnus - THE newsreader how to configure posting profiles

This is a long shot, but can you help me with setting up posting profiles in Gnus? What I mean is simply so when i post to newsgroup a, my from/sender ID is Mr 1, newsgroup b, Mr 2 etc.

To give a bit more detail - I have two problems to solve with my Gnus program.

Problem 1:
I have in my .gnus file a line similar to this:

(name "cliff barnes")
(organization "Wentworth Oil" ))

However, although a Usenet posting will show the 'from' as 'cliff barnes', when the message is opened to be read, below the 'from' is a field called 'sender' - which actually shows the user name and host name of my pc!!

My question is how can I set this to a null value or even another name - without of course changing my unix user account name.

Problem 2:

I only read / post to 3 newsgroups. I want to maintain 3 different posting profiles for each group I post to. I would be grateful, if you can show me how to do this, by specifying in full- the newsgroup name.


(name "singer")
(organization "record company"))

2. soc.culture.policy
(name "presidential")
(organization "white house"))

(name "fun")
(organization "cards"))

Can you show me the right wording to make each of these unique example profiles automatically kick in whenever i post to one of these newsgroups? Ideally, i would like the default "." to work if i posted to any group other than these three.

Am I trying to use posting styles for something its not set up for???
I'm not sure at all
Thanks for reading and any help you can give me.
Old 10-18-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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Problem 1:
(eval-after-load "message"
     '(add-to-list 'message-syntax-checks
                   '(sender . disabled)))
This is the default in Gnus 5.10+

Problem 2:
I think this is exactly what posting styles are for
(setq gnus-posting-styles 
         (name "cliff barnes")
         (organization "Wentworth Oil" ))
         (name "singer")
         (organization "record company"))
         (name "presidential")
         (organization "white house"))
         (name "fun")
         (organization "cards")))) has a lot of stuff about Gnus


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