Mon Apr 27 12:54:55 CEST 2009
emacs and mutt
I like mutt as an email reader, but I didn't manage yet to make it
work well with emacs. Moreover because I use mutt on a remote machine
and run emacs locally.
The problem with using emacs as a mutt editor is that the RPC
mechanism just doesn't work well.. This is not a problem with mutt
itself, but with the principle behind RPC.. In fact, mutt doesn't
need to wait for a mail message to be done editing to send it: emacs
is perfectly able to send off the message by itself.
So let's do that: define a macro such that a file can be sent to emacs
It's simplest to just use the pipe command. This then transfers the
message as a whole to emacs, where some emacs function collects it and
constructs a reply.
I've used vm (view mail) before: