Antoine Kalmbach

Back to Rmail

While I initially wrote about switching to mu4e, I was initially pleased by it, but then I found out about Rmail. Rmail is kind of like the standard Emacs email reader. Gnus is pretty comprehensive in terms of features but I was kind of put off by its complexity.

So, eventually, my setup became the following:

Rmail has surprisingly good automatic filing capabilities so that I can keep a mostly empty index and things can be manually filed into separate folders as they appear into the inbox.

The only gripe I have with it is that mairix-search works using mbox files, i.e. when I search for something, the search produces a mailbox result (the same file every time), and to view that I have to open that in Rmail using rmail-input. A possible improvement would be to write an Ivy backend that would update results on the fly.

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