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Re: [O] [OFF TOPIC] almost giving up on emacs email..looking for advice?

From: Titus von der Malsburg
Subject: Re: [O] [OFF TOPIC] almost giving up on emacs email..looking for advice?
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:50:18 -0700

Seconded.  Mu4e is one of my favorite things in Emacs and makes a big
difference in my professional life.  Its search capabilities are similar
to those offered by Gmail but Mu4e is faster and I don’t need to be
online.  I wrote helm-mu to optimize the search experience even further
(gives you instant search results as you type):


As an alternative to offlineimap, I recommend mbsync (also known as
isync) which is faster and overall more mature and reliable.


On 2015-08-06 Thu 07:31, John Kitchin wrote:
> I am a happy mu4e + offlineimap user since January. Gmail is my mail
> server, and I also check mail by phone, tablet, sometimes browser. I run
> on a Mac with no issues so far. I would guess you could get a similar
> setup on Linux easily enough. I never got a good solution on Windows.
> To be fair, I have it set up to only update every 20 minutes, which I
> like, and I can force it to update when I want, or sometimes I switch to
> a browser at times where I need real-time updates. Most of the time I
> don't want that though!
> I did hack some things to get it more like the gmail experience I am
> accustomed to like archiving, and I did hack a function to remove myself
> from replies.
> (defun remove-kitchin-emails ()
>   "Removes me from the CC list. I do not need my own emails that I send."
>   (interactive)
>   (message-goto-cc)
>   (save-restriction
>     (let ((end (point))
>           (start))
>       (beginning-of-line)
>       (setq start (point))
>       (narrow-to-region start end)
>       (mapc
>        (lambda (email-to-remove)
>          (beginning-of-line)
>          (when  (re-search-forward email-to-remove nil t)
>            (replace-match "")))
>        '("John Kitchin <address@hidden>,?"
>          "John Kitchin <address@hidden>,?"
>          "address@hidden,>"
>          "address@hidden,>"
>          "address@hidden,?"))))
>   (message-goto-to)
>   (when (message-field-value "To")
>     (message-goto-body)))
> ;; append and make local
> (add-hook 'mu4e-compose-mode-hook 'remove-kitchin-emails t)
> I also built a helm-contacts completion tool that is better than the
> completion I could use out of the box.
> Anyway, it took a while to get what I wanted, but I have hardly any
> complaints about it now that it works!
> Xebar Saram writes:
>> Hi list
>> I know this is a bit off topic but im desperately looking for some advice
>> regarding email through emacs.
>> i have tried a bunch of them over the last month (gnus, mu4e, wanderlust,
>> rmail,mew and maybe other i forget).
>> I had various levels of success with each one to setup (it was never easy)
>> but i ended up sorta settling on mu4e. the problem is that mu4e never
>> managed to work properly for me (headers were not updating when new mail
>> arrived, reply was broken etc) so i had to give up
>> What i want is basically pretty simple. an easy to setup email for emacs,
>> but one that would work tightly with gmail since i do a lot of mail
>> checking on the road via my cellphone.
>> any advise. recommendations or setups that maybe people are willing to
>> share?
>> thx so much in advance
>> Z

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