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Re: More emacs instances

From: Memnon Anon
Subject: Re: More emacs instances
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 17:19:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Richard Riley <> writes:

> But then I discovered offlineimap. Now I run offlineimap every ten
> minutes or so which stores imap email from gmail into local maildirs and
> I connect gnus directly to them. Fast and efficient. And easily
> "cloneable" on my laptops.

I never used Imap; I grew up and my mail was on my machine, and there
only, and I never found a reason to change this, so smtp/pop3 it is for me.

[Richard Riley in Message-ID: <i43d0f$ia8$>]
>so, for example, in my (tmux hosted) "emacs -nw" that I keep my email
>and erc open in, there is no emacs server started thus keeping it
>separate from my normal "work" emacs..
[and a link to an article with this]
,----[ ]
| Gnus is an awesome mail and news reader, but it can be a bit of a performance
| bear, especially when using IMAP. Since Emacs is single-threaded, IMAP
| operations that take too long can disconnect you from IRC, Jabber, or any 
| of other network services you also use from Emacs.

But if offlineimap is 'Fast and efficient', you do not run special emacs
instance for mail and irc because of speed issues, right?
Is it just a habbit?


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