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Re: [O] Questions about mail, MIME, etc.

From: Peter Davis
Subject: Re: [O] Questions about mail, MIME, etc.
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 11:31:57 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.22 (2013-10-16)

On Thu, May 08, 2014 at 10:34:26PM +0800, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
> Peter Davis <address@hidden> writes:
> > I'd love to get mail working so I could send MIME messages right from org 
> > mode. However, I have a couple of issues/questions:
> >
> >  1) I tried using org-mime 
> > <http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-mime.html>, but when I try the 
> > command org-mime-org-buffer-htmlize, I get the error:
> >     Symbol's function definition is void: org-export-grab-title-from-buffer
> >     I think I followed the setup described on that page. Is this meant for 
> > an older version of orgmode? (I'm running 8.2.5g)
> Yeah I got that error too, a while ago, and your message prompted me to
> look at it. It seems like org-mime is just a bit behind the state of
> org-export, and fixing that one dead function link is enough to make it
> work again. I've attached a patch.

Thanks, Eric! I'll give it a try.

> >  2) I actually use a number of email programs (MH, mutt, etc.), but not 
> > gnus or VM. Is there a way to get org to export the mime to a message file 
> > that I can send (as a message,
> >     not as an attachment) from some other program?
> Generating a message buffer is pretty much hard-coded into org-mime.
> Once you're in that buffer, though, the (non-interactive) function
> mml-generate-mime will return the fully encoded mime message as a
> string -- you could save that to a file and do something else with it.
> I'm not 100% confident that's the simplest way to do that.

Thanks. I suppose I can use gnus to send a message, even if I'm not using it to 
read mail.

> >  3) What I'd really like is a multipart/alternative message where one part 
> > is text/plain, and looks exactly like the emacs buffer display, and the 
> > other part is text/html, and 
> >     looks like what org would export to html, complete with tables, images, 
> > etc.
> As far as I know, that's exactly what org-mime does!


Thank you.


Peter Davis
The Tech Curmudgeon

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