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Re: [Orgmode] Mail files in org

From: Richard G Riley
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Mail files in org
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:10:46 +0200
User-agent: Emacs 22.2.1/No Gnus v0.11

Russell Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 02:54:22PM +0000, Charles Howard wrote:
>> Is it possible to structure a large collection of emails in an org file ? 
>> Are there any specific tools for doing this ?
>> I have used pine for many years but the business of categorizing sensibly 
>> into folders the hundreds of mails which 
>> come each week is out of hand. Googlemail is offering a single file of 
>> emails, with (multiple) `tabs' replacing
>> the functionality of folders. This seems like a great step forward, but I 
>> don't like GUIs, and I'm not happy that on 
>> googlemail it seems not to be possible to download an email to disk with 
>> header information. (And I don't want all
>> my emails permanently on someone else's server.)
>> Maybe this has been thought of already, but I can't see it anywhere. I've 
>> never used mail under emacs (though I've used
>> emacs for about 12 years). 
>> What I have in mind is a single text file containing (say) one year's 10^5 
>> emails. I could go through attaching tabs, 
>> TODO notes, draft replies, rude remarks, tags, ... able to open a specific 
>> category ...
>> If I'm reinventing the wheel, please don't be too harsh. 
> Between Mutt and Mairix I use maildir (one message per file) and
> searching to meet my needs.
> I'd like to follow up on putting a message ID link in org to open
> emails though.

This already works if you use Gnus.

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