Re: Can't send mail with Gnus! :(
Jérôme Marant <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've always wanted to switch from Gnus to another Emacs MUA because I
> don't like its design (its API that is), but I failed to find anything
> equivalent. And I'm afraid, MH-E is VM-like, according to its
> documentation (no offence). And VM lacks many important features.
Well, see below. The MH-E documentation is actually obsolete. The new
manual documenting all the new stuff is be released with the next
version (V8.0). The modern MH-E is _not_ the once in packaged emacs21
(although the CVS Emacs does have a more recent version, it also
doesn't have the latest version; 7.3 vs 7.4.3). The Debian package of
MH-E is the last stable release. The CVS tree has a few extra features.
> So far, if Gnus didn't exist, I would use Wanderlust
> http://www.gohome.org/wl which offers quite some interesting features.
> For me, a good MUA needs to handle:
> - Multiple mailboxes
MH-E simply lies on top on an MH implementation. While there is POP
support in nmh (and IMAP in mu-mh), I simply use fetchmail to get my
mail, which gives it to postfix which gives it to procmail. Therefore
having multiple mailboxes is not a problem.
> - Hierachical folders : sorting mailboxes in different folders
Procmail can do this, either into separate mail spools or directly into
MH folders. I do the former, and have an xbuffy displaying the newmail
count of 17 different spool files. Clicking on them makes MH-E read
the spool file in question.
> - Mailing lists: when replying to the list, setting "To:" properly
> as well as Mail-Followup-To
MH-E has this for the M-F-T and any other field you wish to set based on
who you are sending to. I coded it. Customize `mh-auto-fields-list'.
I'm not sure what you seem by setting the To: field. There is a `reply
to all' command.
> - Multiple personalities: sets of address+organisation+signature and so on
> that you can switch on the fly
MH-E has got that. I coded it. See the second screenshot in
You can also set an identity as part of the `mh-auto-fields-list' above.
> - at least: POP, IMAP, Mbox and Maildir
> (I must have forgotten many features)
Well, it's got to be MH style mail files.