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Re: Handling mail

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Handling mail
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:44:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Johan Vromans <address@hidden> 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 seem to be outdated and unmaintained for years.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?

That you try using it for email. It works fine IMO. Gnus IMAP suport has
greatly improved. As for News, I find its way and above better than any
other news reader I have used - that and the convenience of the "emacs
world" being there at my fingertips offsets any benefits of using an
html type/gui front end. Yes, configuring it is a nightmare for
many. But when done its great.

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