Summary buffer is the buffer you enter when you press either RET or SPACE or click the middle mouse button onto a group of the GroupBuffer. It shows you a list of all messages of the selected group. Here you can see which messages are new, read, unread, etc…

Here are a couple of handy shortcuts:

What if you want to followup AND reply at the same time? First press F to followup, then press C-c C-t to insert the email address of the original author.

To leave the summary buffer press simply q or c if you also want to catchup (mark read) the messages in the summary buffer.

You can customize the way you want it to present you things.

Thread Display

You can use the %B in the gnus-summary-line-format to have display complex trn-style thread tree. See GnusTreeImage for an example. The nice arrows can be obtained by setting gnus-sum-thread-*. For example :

    (setq gnus-sum-thread-tree-root "\x4912f "
      gnus-sum-thread-tree-single-indent "\x4912e "
      gnus-sum-thread-tree-leaf-with-other "\x4903c\x49020\x490fa "
      gnus-sum-thread-tree-vertical "\x49022"
      gnus-sum-thread-tree-single-leaf "\x490b0\x49020\x490fa ")

Debian has the terminus fonts which is a very nice monospace font. The font is available in different encoding including ibmpc-cp437. That was font shown in the above image.

I want to start emacs like:

    emacs21 -font terminus-iso8859-1-16

and then change the gnus-summary-*-face to use ibmpc-cp437 encoding but I could find any way to that. I gave up and start emacs as:

    emacs32 -font terminus-dos-437-16

Anyone know how to change the encoding for just a face? --LinhDang

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