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Re: How to use rmail.el on windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: How to use rmail.el on windows
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:52:54 +0200

> From: Emanuel Berg <>
> Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:45:53 +0100
> However on that page, there is also this quote
> by RMS:
>     Rmail is the primary Emacs mail-reader.
>     I don't know how many people currently use
>     it, but I will ignore any suggestion to
>     treat it as unimportant.
> This quote isn't good. It is said in a context
> of "who uses Emacs to do mail?" (pseudo-quote).
> In this context, I agree to the spirit of the
> quote, i.e. the capabilities to do so are
> important and only complete morons would argue.
> However the exact phrasing - "primary
> mail-reader" - why is it "primary"? It isn't.
> Gnus is also installed by default and it is
> a hundred times more powerful than Rmail (more
> powerful in terms of technology). So as any
> advice is welcome, my is: don't use Rmail,
> use Gnus.

You are entitled to your opinions, but mine is with RMS.  (And yes,
I'm a happy and veteran user of Rmail, both on MS-Windows and on other

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