xemacs and mail
i've decided to give xemacs another go and see if i like it any better than
i did last time :-).
i'm running it with viper, so at least most of the vi keys that i'm used
to are still there. I don't like emacs keybindings and am not willing
to change to them. i like vi.
i'm also beginning to like gnus a lot. it is, as many people have said,
the best newsreader around. gnus is actually the reason i'm willing to
spend some time on xemacs again. gnus and viper make it worth the effort
however, what's missing is a good simple mail client...one that doesn't
do weird things to my mail folders. I need to read my mail from many
different machines. currently i use pine and imap for that, and it works
well. I've tried both the mail clients which come with the xemacs20
package (VM and MH). I don't like either...they've got lots of features
but don't work in the way that i want them to.
VM isn't too far wrong, but it's horribly slow...which makes xemacs
unusable. try loading a 6MB mail spool file (e.g. a few weeks worth
of debian-user :-) to see what i mean....it's slower than pine, and
doesn't allow you to switch to another xemacs frame/window to work on
something else while it's loading/sorting/whatever. it wouldn't be so
bad if xemacs was multi-threaded but it isn't.
features i need:
- multiple mail directories
e.g. ~/Mail/Lists/debian/users/incoming could contain numerous mail
folders such as "incoming", "9707", "9708", etc. optional extra would
be for transparent decompression of files like "9701.gz"
- multiple incoming folders
- imap support would be good. in fact, all of the above could be done
with an imap implementation similar to pine's.
- pgp and mime, of course.
- search, selection, and operations (save, delete, fwd, etc) on selected
messages similar to how pine does it now.
i guess what i'm looking for is a blend of xemacs/gnus and pine/elm.
anyone know of an email client for xemacs which does this?
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