Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Jun 2017 22:03 UTC
Internet & Networking

It was almost four years ago I switched from webmail to a customized email configuration based on Notmuch and Emacs. Notmuch served as both as a native back-end that provided indexing and tagging, as well as a front-end, written in Emacs Lisp. It dramatically improved my email experience, and I wished I had done it earlier. I've really enjoyed having so much direct control over my email.

However, I'm always fiddling with things - fiddling feels a lot more productive than it actually is - and last month I re-invented my email situation, this time switching to a combination of Mutt, Vim, mu, and tmux. The entirety of my email interface now resides inside a terminal, and I’m enjoying it even more. I feel I've "leveled up" again in my email habits.

I'm fairly sure a number of OSNews readers use similar setups.

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RE[3]: Sounds good, but ...
by Moochman on Sat 17th Jun 2017 07:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sounds good, but ..."
Moochman
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2005-07-06

What do you use instead of e-mail, pray tell? Facebook? WhatsApp?

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RE[4]: Sounds good, but ...
by WorknMan on Sat 17th Jun 2017 13:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Sounds good, but ..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Facebook Messenger or SMS. But then again, there's only like two or three people I keep in touch with regularly, so ...

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RE[5]: Sounds good, but ...
by CATs on Mon 19th Jun 2017 06:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Sounds good, but ..."
CATs Member since:
2017-06-09

Facebook Messenger or SMS. But then again, there's only like two or three people I keep in touch with regularly, so ...

E-mail and chat (FB Messenger) are completely different things. SMS also serves totally different purpose than e-mail. Apparently, you never used e-mail as it is supposed to be used in the first place, thus you have no problem to stop using it. The rest of us — we have no alternative.

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