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Re: Question mail package

From: YUE Daian
Subject: Re: Question mail package
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 21:27:01 +0800

On 2019-10-23 09:17, Bob Newell <> wrote:
>    IMHO it is a better idea to make your configurations evolve along with
>    your experience with Emacs, instead of trying to get everything "set"
>    before sailing.
> This is excellent advice and well worth noting. You don't have
> to eat the whole elephant at once. A minimal config for Gnus,
> as was presented elsewhere in this thread, is probably 30
> lines or so.
> It took me 10 years to get up to 1,000 lines ... that seems
> about right.
> -- 
> Bob Newell
> Honolulu, Hawai`i
> - Via Gnus/BBDB/Org/Emacs/Linux

To be honest I said it because I used to get everything "prepared"
before really using it. When I was in bachelor I spent all my spare time
within a week reading Emacs's documentation. I read almost everything.

It was not a good idea.

As for Gnus, I do not think 30 lines will give you a satisfying
experience compared with other alternatives. I tried. Maybe it was just

But it has so many concepts related to good old new groups, instead of
mails. I do not think it is a good idea to recommend it to beginners.

Anyway, you have the choices.

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