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Re: getting email offline in Emacs

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: getting email offline in Emacs
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:56:21 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Danny YUE <> writes:

> On 2017-04-05 10:20, Devin Prater <> wrote:
>> Hi all. Now that I've become mostly entrenched into Emacs, I want to get
>> away from straight up Imap gnus access. I want my mail to be fetched
>> regularly, without me having to "get new gnus" all the time, and I want
>> to be able to access that mail while offline. So, any way to do this? I
>> can handle editing config files, if that’s what it’ll take. So, I want
>> offline mail, with maybe a service checking the server every 5 or 10
>> minutes for new mail, without me having to deal with it once it’s set, a
>> little like how Thunderbird does it.
> Hi Devin,
> There are many sample configuration out there but I think you may need
> some experiences as references. :-)
> For me, I am using getmail + crontab to fetch my emails.
> getmail uses POP3 protocol to download mails to my machine so that I can
> visit them offline.
> crontab is really handy if you want to do something regularly and
> automatically.
> For Emacs side...well, I am using mu4e instead of gnus.
> It is responsible to read my local mailbox and display them (i.e. as a
> pure MUA).
> Besides I use msmtp to send my email.
> In conclusion, getmail and msmtp handles incoming and outgoing process,
> so that I do not have to wait for Emacs to fetch...
> P.S. I have not tried myself, but many people recommend OfflineIMAP
> instead of getmail.

And often recommend isync instead of offlineimap!

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