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Re: Handling mail

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Handling mail
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:39:05 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, Jul 14 2011, Johan Vromans wrote:

> After having used GNU/Emacs+VM for 20-odd years I wonder: is it still
> viable to use Emacs to handle modern mail?
> Most mail and mail-related packages (e.g. VM, BBDB, MailCrypt, WL)
> seem to be outdated and unmaintained for years. Many problems exist
> with multi-media mail, Unicode, and so on.
> Gnus seems to be the only package that is up-to-date (I use it for
> reading news and mailing lists), however I've never been able to live
> with it as a news reader. I'm very hooked to VM's virtual folders.
> My dearest wish is to continue using Emacs for mail but currently this
> feels like a dead end.
> What are your ideas and suggestions?
> -- Johan

Try gnus, as others have said, and also BBDB is under fairly active
development -- version 3 is underway. Some people have virulent
reactions against it, but they must have some use-cases that I don't,
because I've found it to work very well.


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