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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh @ gsoc?

From: Peter Galbraith
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh @ gsoc?
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:47:52 -0500

address@hidden wrote:

> I'll add my wish-list:
>       + minor bug fixes (for example, the NAMESZ limit that affects
>               scan listings)
>       + improved MIME handling, particularly for replies
>       + improved attachment handling (supression(?)
>               of replies to messages with attachments)
>       + threading. I do some threading with exmh, but that's kind of a hack.
>               One idea would be to present "threads" through ordered sequence
>               lists, rather than by re-numbering each message. This would
>               multiple sorted views of a folder (ie., sorted by date, subject,
>               sender, threaded, etc.) without the overhead of renumbering
>               files.
>       + masquerading: we've probably all got multiple email accounts ($WORK,
>               personal, gmail, etc.). I like to use [ex|n]mh as a single
>               interface, but I want composed mail and replies to reflect
>               different accounts (identities) correctly. I've written a
>               wrapper to "repl" for this, but that functionality should
>               probably be within nmh, so that the actions that arise from
>               selecting a persona are available to all programs that send
>               mail (repl, comp, forw). For example, selecting a persona may
>               alter some or all of:
>                       From: address, Reply-To: address, Fcc folder, X-*
>                       headers, signature lines, quoting style, even different
>                       SMTP server[s]

It would be great to have these in nmh. Just FYI, in the meantime, MH-E
(a Emacs-based nmh frontend) does MIME handling (althought character
encoding in headers isn't great yet because it gets them from nmh),
threading, and masquerading.  Dealing with attachments of replies is


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