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From: brian powell <briangpowellms@gmail.com>
To: nicholas.dokos@hp.com
Cc: org-mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Mail composed using emacs --- saving a copy in an org file.
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:48:03 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAFm0skGgB1Qe==yDwOkfQN60Z6NjM=QBSkfy9rZ8T7azdj3jtg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <29769.1331839188@alphaville>

* Fully agree with nick--especially about the "please be more specific
about the MUA"-part--mh-e is another possibility--written by another
person I used to work with (mh)--vm was written by Kyle Jones--yet
another person I used to work with...

** Come to think of it; I used to use RMAIL too in EMACS--Kyle wrote
VM to include MIME/mail extensions, etc.

**** You mentioned that you tried GNUS as a mail reader, etc.--and you
didn't get what you wanted:

=> In a nutshell: MH/mh-e is the quintessential all-in-one extremely
customizable mail package and mh-e is the EMACS mode for
it--absolutely amazing and useful for email (written by
W3Org/consortium people I used to work with)--probably overkill for
you. RMAIL is old, slightly outdated--but very useful and simple, VM,
is better for you probably: This site/guru agrees with me--VM is your
best choice:

"Emacs has three built-in mail reading and sending interfaces:
RMAIL
RMAIL is a basic (and the default) mail reading package.
MH-E
MH-E is a front-end for the MH mail tools.
Gnus
Gnus is mainly a Usenet reading package but has capabilities for
reading mail and doing other strange things.
Now that you know your options inherent in Emacs I'm going to tell you
about my favorite non-standard mail user agent (MUA): VM (View Mail)
written by Kyle Jones."

<= http://linuxgazette.net/109/simpson.html

**** Back to hooks (that one may use to hook to org-capture) VM has a
lot of them ready for you to play with!:

http://www.wonderworks.com/vm/user-manual/vm_21.html

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 3:19 PM, Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com> wrote:
>
> 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.
> >
>
>

  reply	other threads:[~2012-03-15 19:48 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
2012-03-15 19:48           ` brian powell [this message]
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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