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Re: Handling mail

From: Alberto Luaces
Subject: Re: Handling mail
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:55:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Johan Vromans writes:

> After having used GNU/Emacs+VM for 20-odd years I wonder: is it still
> viable to use Emacs to handle modern mail?
> Most mail and mail-related packages (e.g. VM, BBDB, MailCrypt, WL)
> seem to be outdated and unmaintained for years. Many problems exist
> with multi-media mail, Unicode, and so on.
> Gnus seems to be the only package that is up-to-date (I use it for
> reading news and mailing lists), however I've never been able to live
> with it as a news reader. I'm very hooked to VM's virtual folders.
> My dearest wish is to continue using Emacs for mail but currently this
> feels like a dead end.
> What are your ideas and suggestions?

It's very likely that you have already seen `virtual groups' in gnus. I
don't know if they can match the ones from VM.

As for a BBDB replacement, you could try `org-contacts', which also
has a gnus integration available.


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