[OS X Emacs] email with emacs?

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Wed Nov 19 17:54:01 EST 2008

On Nov 19, 2008, at 9:44 AM, Jochen Küpper wrote:
>> Hi!   I use OSX 10.5 and Emacs Aquamacs.  I am wondering about  
>> using Emacs to do my email.  Is it worth it?  Presently I use Gmail  
>> in Firefox.
> what's wrong with Mail.app?
> I had used Gnus for many years. When I got my first Mac about two  
> years ago, I continued to do that (Gnus in Aquamacs). It worked well.
> But fairly soon I realized that Mail.app and iCal and the Adressbook  
> do the same job for me, but they are there anyway, are nicer, are  
> better integrated into the system...

I'm not especially crazy about Mail.app (I prefer Thunderbird's  
interface), but I'd have to say integration was the clincher for me.   
I love the ability to mouse over a time/day/date in an email message  
in Mail.app and just click to add an iCal event.  And Spotlight  
integration is also terrific -- it is amazing at dredging up old  
messages.  Excellent add-ins like MsgFiler (http://www.tow.com/ 
msgfiler), Letterbox (http://harnly.net/software/letterbox) and  
GPGMail (http://tinyurl.com/2xzkk) also help to shore up some of  
Mail.app's shortcomings.

Chris Menzel

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