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Re: Anyone gone from mutt to Emacs? was: Re: Moving from Thunderbird to


From: Matt Lundin
Subject: Re: Anyone gone from mutt to Emacs? was: Re: Moving from Thunderbird to Emacs for mail and calendar
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:36:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Joost Kremers <address@hidden> writes:

> David Combs wrote:
>> Question: I use mutt on my isp-shell-account, and like it,
>> and use .1% of its capability (I think, so powerful is it).
>> Has anyone switched from mutt to emacs (temporarily or not)?
>> Comments?
>
> I did, a couple of years ago, switching to mutt+slrn to Gnus. I ended
> up switching back after a month or so.
>
> Gnus for news is fine, slrn works in much the same way, but I couldn't
> get used to Gnus' handling of email. Gnus treats every mail folder in
> the same way that it does a news group, and I simply couldn't get used
> to that.

If I'm reading the manual correctly, you can change this behavior for
mail groups using group parameters:

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/gnus/Group-Parameters.html

(See the "display" option.)

>
> I've considered using one of the email clients for Emacs, but none
>seems to have been designed with the possibility of having more than
>one (IMAP)-server in mind.

I believe Wanderlust can handle multiple IMAP servers. See the syntax
for adding new IMAP groups/folders:

http://www.gohome.org/wl/doc/wl_19.html#SEC19

- Matt





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