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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: "Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs@gmail.com>
Cc: nicholas.dokos@hp.com, org-mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Mail composed using emacs --- saving a copy in an org file.
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:19:48 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <29769.1331839188@alphaville> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from "Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs@gmail.com> of "Thu\, 15 Mar 2012 10\:24\:22 PDT." <CAF-1L2TUEigMSrVp5LQuN_tiy0y-Tn6A-L55L38=3e5=KCUYrg@mail.gmail.com>

Alan E. Davis <lngndvs@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am partial to just opening a mail buffer and writing email in
> Emacs.  Just that.  However, it would be great to save a copy in an
> org file.
> 

Are you using an emacs package to send email? Or are you just composing
your email in emacs, saving it as a file and sending it with some
external MUA?

If the former, you can probably find a hook that the emacs package uses
(e.g. for mh-e, the appropriate hook would probably be
mh-before-send-letter-hook), so that you can save the email in a file,
possibly after transforming it suitably.

In some sense this is similar, but in another sense opposite, to Jos'h
Fuller's suggestion: in his scenario, you use org-capture to compose the
message and use an org-capture hook to transform it suitably and
actually send it; in this scenario, you compose the mail in some mail
package (there are several) and you use a hook that the mail package
provides to transform it suitably and save it in some org file.

OTOH, if you use an external MUA, Jos'h 's approach might still work
whereas this one has no hope. But if you can live in emacs, why live
anywhere else? :-)

Nick

> An emacs FAQ suggests sending a BCC or FCC to oneself.  What I want is
> a copy stored in an org-mode subtree, with a convenient headline
> indicating the name of the recipient and the date.
> 


> So far, I haven't gotten my head around the idea of using BABEL, and I still like text for email.  
>   My experiments with GNUS have not been very successful.  So far.
> 
> I apologize for the naive level of this and some of my other questions.  Though I may not be getting
> the maximum usefulness of all of org-mode's features, those features I do use are awesome.   Thank
> you.
> 

  parent reply	other threads:[~2012-03-15 19:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-12-05  6:28 Questions about org-capture templates and usage Alan
2010-12-05 11:58 ` Matt Lundin
2010-12-06  3:59   ` Bernt Hansen
     [not found]     ` <lngndvs@gmail.com>
2010-08-30  3:31       ` LaTeX export: Skip headline lines? "Paragraph" sectioning? Alan E. Davis
2010-08-30  4:06         ` Nick Dokos
2010-08-30  5:14           ` Scot Becker
2010-08-30  5:46             ` Nick Dokos
2010-08-30  6:54               ` Thomas S. Dye
2010-08-30 14:22                 ` Scot Becker
2010-08-30 16:20                   ` Thomas S. Dye
2010-08-30 22:05                     ` Scot Becker
2010-08-31  0:04                       ` Alan E. Davis
2010-08-30 16:40                   ` Alan E. Davis
2010-08-30 17:04                     ` Nick Dokos
2010-08-31  1:09             ` Alan E. Davis
2010-08-31  1:43               ` Alan E. Davis
2010-08-31  1:59                 ` Thomas S. Dye
2010-08-31  2:01                 ` Nick Dokos
2012-03-15 17:24       ` Mail composed using emacs --- saving a copy in an org file Alan E. Davis
2012-03-15 17:34         ` Jos'h Fuller
2012-03-15 17:48           ` Peter Salazar
2012-03-15 17:55         ` brian powell
2012-03-15 18:05           ` brian powell
2012-03-15 19:19         ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2012-03-15 19:48           ` brian powell
2012-03-16  9:32         ` Karl Voit
2012-03-16 13:46           ` brian powell
2012-03-16 16:07             ` Memacs and Gnowsis (was: Mail composed using emacs --- saving a copy in an org file.) Karl Voit
2010-12-06  5:02     ` Questions about org-capture templates and usage Alan E. Davis
2010-12-06  8:20       ` Carsten Dominik
2010-12-06 14:27         ` Carsten Dominik
2010-12-06  8:33       ` Carsten Dominik
2010-12-06 14:10       ` Bernt Hansen
2010-12-06 14:48       ` Nick Dokos
2010-12-06 16:48         ` Nathan Neff
2010-12-06 17:53         ` Carsten Dominik
     [not found]           ` <9588.1291658230@gamaville.americas.hpqcorp.net>
2010-12-06 18:08             ` Carsten Dominik
2010-12-07  3:14           ` Štěpán Němec
2010-12-07 19:33         ` Nick Dokos
2010-12-06 21:35       ` Alan Davis
2010-12-05 21:44 ` Charles Cave

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