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[VM] mu4e

From: Robert Goldman
Subject: [VM] mu4e
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 11:07:03 -0500
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> Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 14:34:47 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Rene <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [VM] Are there plans to release 8.2?
> Message-ID: <address@hidden>
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> John Stoffel <address@hidden> writes:
>> Personally, I've been thinking that it's time to finally drop VM and
>> move to some other mail reader with good IMAP support, probably mutt.
>> But the hassle of either A) learning new key bindings or B) changing
>> mutt to have all the emacs/vm bindings has been holding me back.
> Has anybody considered switching to mu4e?
> How soft/hard is the transition from vm?

I looked into this briefly.  I found this, like mutt, to be very
cumbersome with a framework where you have a large number of IMAP folders.

The problem is that when you operate on IMAP folders (e.g., you decide
you need to see/subscribe one that you haven't been subscribed to), it's
a very cumbersome process.  You need to close your MUA and then start
hacking offlineimap or fetchmail config files.

This feels very clunky compared to a modern program that interactively
manages folder subscription/unsubscription/move/etc.  At least to me
"folder management" doesn't seem like a task that should be outside the
coverage of the MUA and in the land of UNIX config scripts and editors.


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