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Re: Emacsen MUA

Peter S Galbraith <p.galbraith@globetrotter.net> writes:

> MH-E already handles attachments using gnus code, so I'll just find out
> how it does what it does when no attachments are present.

I believe Gnus (or rather Message) always calls mml-generate-mime,
which scans for non-ASCII characters, MML-denoted attachments, etc.,
immediately before sending.

> Thanks.  I don't expect that MH-E will get users _from_ gnus, but we
> might get users that find gnus a bit too complicated.  MH-E aims to be

Yeah, MH-E is definitely a lot simpler, and was much faster to learn.

> easy to setup and use. But back in the day I started using email, stuff
> like Evolution didn't exist!  So there's a crowd we'll never get.
> Personally, I don't think programs like Outlook or Evolution scale to
> 500 messages a day.

Another advantage of Emacs-based MUAs even for folks who don't hack
elisp is their inherent versatility; they typically do not require
window systems but can still put them to good advantage.

Of course, we're probably preaching to the choir here.

Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
Finger amu@monk.mit.edu (NOT a valid e-mail address) for more info.

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