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From: Martin Steffen <msteffen@ifi.uio.no>
To: Ian Garmaise <ian.g@phorixsol.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: content management in emacs
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 20:16:19 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <86y2f9coe4.fsf@login.ifi.uio.no> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CALWEx6Upb9+Uru54M4YYDtz7Fm9P8tZz+0wgNDXkn2wYG2nSOQ@mail.gmail.com> (Ian Garmaise's message of "Sat, 27 Feb 2021 13:57:56 -0500")

>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Garmaise <ian.g@phorixsol.com> writes:

    Ian> Hi Bob,

    Ian> How do you send mail to mailing lists with BBDB?  Do you use a

I am not sure about the question. If I send to an email list, it's an
address in BBDB. So I ``invoke'' BBDB (M-x bbdb) and give it the name of
the entry (say org-mode). That's analogous to send to a person: If you
remember the name (or part of the name), you find the entry, send then
compose an email ("m") on the entry.

Tab-completion may help.

If the question is: how do I send an email to all members of my chess
club or drinking buddies? If you have added some field to persons of
that circle (like "bridgeclub" or "drinkingbuddy", then you invoke bbdb
with that match, and then there is a possibility to send an email to
/all/ members of a matching list.

For phoning, I am not sure. I think there is (or was) a functionality to
initiate a call (probably with skype or ekiga or some such) but I never
used that.

Basically, for phoning, for me it's more like a rolodex, but a fast and
big one


    Ian> templating tool?  Also, how do you start a phone call?

    Ian> Ian

    Ian>  Message: 28 Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 06:53:57 -1000 From: Bob
    Ian> Newell <bobnewell@bobnewell.net> To: "emacs-orgmode"
    Ian> <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org> Subject: Re: contact management in
    Ian> emacs Message-ID: <s6jv9ad1mfu.fsf@emailmessageidheader.nil>
    Ian> Content-Type: text/plain

    Ian>  I've used BBDB for years, and have tried org-contact, but it
    Ian> didn't seem to scale to the now rather large size of my BBDB
    Ian> database.

    Ian>  I've looked at migrating to EBDB but as I have many custom
    Ian> functions I haven't yet made the move.

    Ian>  BBDB can do amazing things. I've mentioned some of them
    Ian> before. Of course org links are supported, and in conjunction
    Ian> with the 'gnorb' package, Gnus email can be associated with
    Ian> BBDB entries in interesting ways.

    Ian>  I use BBDB to easily maintain a slew of mailing lists. I also
    Ian> have custom functions to set the input language mode for those
    Ian> with whom I correspond in non-English languages. I even use
    Ian> BBDB to initiate phone calls when I'm on my desktop computer.

    Ian>  I hadn't thought to put BBDB under version control but that
    Ian> would be very easy.

    Ian>  However you don't need to get fancy right away. All the basics
    Ian> are there. Like many things Emacs, it does take time to get
    Ian> things set up the way you wish, but that time is well repaid
    Ian> down the road a little.

    Ian>  -- Bob Newell Honolulu, Hawai`i

    Ian>  - Via GNU/Linux/Emacs/Gnus/BBDB

    Ian>  End of Emacs-orgmode Digest, Vol 180, Issue 30
    Ian> **********************************************

    Ian> -- ===== Ian Garmaise Consultant Phorix Solutions Group
    Ian> ian.g@phorixsol.com Toronto cell: 416.432.2251 NYC:
    Ian> 917.512.9535

    Ian> https://www.linkedin.com/in/igarmaise/

    Ian> http://www.PhorixSol.com

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-27 19:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <mailman.47.1614445226.20994.emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
2021-02-27 18:57 ` content management in emacs Ian Garmaise
2021-02-27 19:16   ` Martin Steffen [this message]
2021-02-27 20:11     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-01  5:17     ` Bob Newell
2021-02-28 10:39   ` Eric S Fraga
2021-03-07 22:31   ` Jean Louis
2021-03-07 22:38   ` Jean Louis
2021-02-27 20:52 ` contact " dalanicolai
2021-03-07 22:51   ` Jean Louis

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