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Re: Use Emacs to compose emails for Gmail web interface


From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Use Emacs to compose emails for Gmail web interface
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:37:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Jorge <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Dan Espen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I use fetchmail and pop to pull email to my local q.
> I you pull your email with pop then:
> 1) If you leave it in the server, it will be disorganized, because your mail
> client won't tell the server when you delete email or move it between folders
> (in Gmail, labels).
> 2) If you delete it from the server, then you cannot easily access it from
> other computers.

Guess I'm old fashioned.
One computer is plenty for me.
I pull from multiple servers and organize all in one place of my own.

> I could pull email with IMAP, but I am afraid that the Gmail label concept
> (one message can be in several labels) would not map well into emacs.  Suppose
> message `m' is in Gmail labels `l_1' and `l_2'.  In emacs I will see l_1 and
> l_2 as folders, and both will have a copy of m.  If I am in l_1 and move m to
> l_3, will that work right?  Will m now be in l_2 and l_3?  And, what if
> I want m to be only in l_3?  In fact, how can I easily see from
> Emacs which labels a message has?

With GNUS, I hit "t" which shows all headers.
Don't know anything about labels.

-- 
Dan Espen


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