[OS X Emacs] email with emacs?

Jochen Küpper kuepper.jochen at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 19 11:25:27 EST 2008

On 19.11.2008, at 17:00, Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill wrote:

> Jochen> what's wrong with Mail.app?
> Jochen> I had used Gnus for many years. When I got my first Mac  
> about two
> Jochen> years ago, I continued to do that (Gnus in Aquamacs). It  
> worked well.
> Jochen> But fairly soon I realized that Mail.app and iCal and the  
> Adressbook
> Jochen> do the same job for me, but they are there anyway, are  
> nicer, are
> Jochen> better integrated into the system... I stopped using Gnus  
> fairly
> Jochen> quickly, although I have occasionally used it remotely on an  
> Unix
> Jochen> machine when my Mac wasn't around.
> I use Mail.app to screen emails -- as it handles HTML emails well
> and it is also very convenient to save attachments,... however for
> composing emails, I prefer to use VM in Aquamacs.  Alas, VM does not  
> come
> with Aquamacs and one has to install it separately.  Also it seems
> that VM is being maintained by people of the XEmacs persuasion and
> a lot -- certainly more than I feel able to do -- would have perhaps
> to be done to bring it under Aquamacs.  VM does integrate nicely  
> with BBDB
> and being in Emacs is infinitely customisable.  To mention but one
> of the many things I like about it: it can set the outgoing mail
> server automatically depending on location, which is very convenient
> for me as I travel a lot.
> Anyway, I hesitate to answer the original question because this is a
> case where your mileage will vary, but in my case it certainly is.

good points -- I totally agree!

I solve the smtp problem by having a mail-server with authentication  
on port 80 -- therefore, I can use the same server everywhere;-)

But, as you said, what really makes the difference is when and where  
you "do the work".
Customizing Emacs is definitely *not* the worst possibility!

Good Luck (oh man, VM -- I had been using that ages ago;-)) It's  
interesting to see how this stuff keeps sticking around; this must be  
some quality-thing, really. And it also works on pretty much any real  
operating system developed over the last decades...

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