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Re: emacs for email

From: James Freer
Subject: Re: emacs for email
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 20:01:29 +0000

Thank you for your help and comments. Just to recap i had wanted to
use a text editor to speed up answering emails and considered Mutt and
Emacs. I had used Thunderbird for sometime and liked the app. A text
email client seemed the answer but i wasn't that impressed by Mutt.

However, i'm not as knowledgeable as some and setting up Mutt was ok
but still involved quite a bit of work. I got it all working and did
appreciate your help. Emacs i struggled with!

Yesterday i came across a Thunderbird addon Muttador (still beta stage
- vi editor) and today came across a non-mozilla TB addon called
some v.clever person has developed an external editor addon instead of
the TB editor. It allows emacs, vi, joe, gedit or whatever to compose

Should be of interest to anyone who wants to say goodbye to the mouse
while editing emails.


2009/2/20 Francis Moreau <address@hidden>:
> James Freer <address@hidden> writes:
>> I've been trying to set up emacs for reading mail. I'm a bit lost as
>> so far i haven't found whether to set up rc files like you do for mutt
>> [.procmailrc, .muttrc, mstmprc, .fetchmailrc] or what? Rmail or Gnus
>> is part of emacs i understood although one can replace with VM.
>> Be grateful for advice or links as i think i've been looking in the
>> wrong places - online manual seems v.brief and the emacs.pdf is a bit
>> thin.
> I use gnus to read my email with emacs.
> BUT, I wouldn't recommend it if you're not confident with news stuff
> and you haven't a lot of time for investigating how to setup gnus.
> I use to using mutt as well, and it's much more easier to setup and to
> use than gnus.
> The main advantage with gnus is its ability to read news groups.
> For reading emails with emacs, there's also Mew but I haven't give it
> a try.
> --
> Francis

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