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Re: Add Maildir support to RMAIL

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Add Maildir support to RMAIL
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:35:07 +0000

csh <csh@bluehome.net> writes:

> Fellow Emacsites,
> I really love the simplicity of reading mail with RMAIL, but most
> email providers no longer use the mbox format for mail.  Is there any
> way someone could get RMAIL working with Maildir mailboxes?

I have thought about this in the past, but I don't think it would be
possible without rewriting RMAIL to a significant degree. RMAIL can be
seen as a major mode for mbox files, and translating that onto Maildir
would probably turn out messy if backwards compatibility is to be

It would probably be better to create a new client, that might use Gnus
code, but tries to provide a Rmail-like interface (and not trying to
abstract over all possible news sources, but just limiting itself to
email). I started writing code for a client like this some while ago,
but gave up because Gnus is good enough for me.

> The only thing I could find on the matter was a blog entry[1], but the 
> solution did not seem complete.  It was more of a workaround, and I don't 
> know how well it would work day-to-day.
> Thanks,
> Caleb Herbert
> CC: Antoine Kalmbach.
> [1]: Kalmbach, Antoine.  "Back to Rmail."  URI: 
> <https://ane.github.io/2020/09/09/rmail.html>.

        Philip Kaludercic

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