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

From: Gerald Wildgruber
Subject: Re: [O] [OFF TOPIC] almost giving up on emacs email..looking for advice?
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:16 +0200


I'm very happy with mu4e!


Its speed and ease in searching are unparalleled: the results of
searches in tens of thousands of mails is immediate. I like its concepts
of generating folders only virtually through searches: everything is
search. The only lag that might occur is during sending. Yet by using,
not the SMTP implementation that comes with emacs but a local postfix
installation or something like nullmailer:


mail is taken over in the background and no time is lost. mu4e (an its
database backend mu) work on local copies of mail (sync'ed e.g. by
offlineimap). In conjunction with offlineimap interfacing with Gmail is
easy and well documented.


On Di, Aug 11 2015, Fabrice Popineau <address@hidden> wrote:

> On this thread, I will report quite a different user experience.
> I have been a long time user of emacs and Gnus (Emacs since 1987).
> I have been using (ding) Gnus under Windows NT in the late 90's and up to
> about 2010.
> But now, I process my mail using the GMail browser interface.
> The reasons are mostly due to :
> - emacs is slow, chrome displays email more precisely and more quickly
> - emacs is not multi-threaded, hence it may get stuck processing stuff.
> Using the browser to process mail allows me not to be disturbed when I'm
> writing documents or programming using Emacs.
> I'll keep and eye on the solutions that have been reported here though.
> Best regards,
> Fabrice

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