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Re: getting email offline in Emacs

From: Danny YUE
Subject: Re: getting email offline in Emacs
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:24:00 +0800
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.18; emacs 25.2.1

On 2017-04-05 15:56, Eric Abrahamsen <> wrote:
> 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!

Never heard of it ;-)
Seriously, how is it compared to getmail?

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