Re: Mail reader
>>"Joey" == Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Joey> I suppose you could do this with mutt, but why not instead find a
Joey> general-purpose tool that can do it in a cron job, set it up, and never
Joey> have to worry about it again no matter what mailer you end up using.
Joey> (That tool is archivemail.)
Because I want mail expiry to be done only for mail that I
have read. Not mail that just happens to be sitting around unread.
Also, I want different expiry policies based on scoring -- and
I don't think static scoring rules are going to cut it for me
anymore. The way future articles are scored needs to learn from what
I find interesting at the moment, and what I threads I consider
junk. And I don't havce time to update a set of rules. When mutt can
do adaptive scoring it can become a contender.
Joey> Similarly, while mutt could probably be coaxed into filtering my mail,
Joey> and downloading my mail over imap, and editing replies, sending out my
Joey> mail over smtp, I instead use a selection of dedicated tools that I have
Joey> tuned and evolved over time (procmail/spamassassin, isync, vim, postfix)
Joey> for these tasks. I use mutt to read mail.
Your mistake is thinking of emacs or gnus as a monolithic
program. Emacs is a way of life, not a program. Let me see. I use
spambouncer, sendmail, mailagent, spamassassin, razor, gnus
fnacy-splitting, soon to have content based lisp spam filtering, a
learning, adaptive scoring mechanism, powereful thread based commands
that operate on whole sets of mails/articles at once.
I use both Gnus and VM for reading mail.
Emacs is merely a framework to allow little tools to be
quickly written, and interact with other tools already in place
-- so i do not have to continually re-invent the wheel.
"We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient
characteristic of life is its coerciveness; it is always urgent,
"here and now," without any possible postponement. Life is fired at
us point blank." Ortega y Gasset
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