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Yorba crowdfunding Geary development

Yorba crowdfunding Geary development

Posted Apr 5, 2013 1:21 UTC (Fri) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
In reply to: Yorba crowdfunding Geary development by Zack
Parent article: Yorba crowdfunding Geary development

I like mutt too and use it all the time, but the one thing I really miss (and had back in 1996 on my riscos box) is the ability to look at several mails at once and cut and paste between them to synthesise a response from several inputs. This is incredibly useful and I used to write better mails in the 1990s because of it than I do now. Mutt can have one mail (and one mailbox) at a time open, and one has (so far as I know) to do an awkward dance with postponing the current mail, finding another relevent one, saving it to scratch space, re-opening the original mail then importing the new one to take bits from. This is very inefficient. I have started to use screen/tmux with several mutt instances to see more than one thing at a time, but this wastes memory and you still can't actually see them both at once. Perhaps I am just missing some much better way of doing this?


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Yorba crowdfunding Geary development

Posted Apr 5, 2013 5:49 UTC (Fri) by mp (subscriber, #5615) [Link]

For mails that are in a single mailbox you can tag several before starting to compose the response. Then they will all end up quoted in your draft.

Yorba crowdfunding Geary development

Posted Apr 8, 2013 8:09 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Quite. This is a major reason that when I left elm for Gnus back in the 90s I never considered going back to anything like elm, or mutt, or gmail again. I need multiple mails open. I need my mails to appear in my editor so I can copy from one mail into a temp buffer if I need to, and I need them to stay open when I open another one. Gnus can do that without terribly much effort, because it's sitting atop an editor that can do multiple buffers natively. mutt can't.

Yorba crowdfunding Geary development

Posted Apr 10, 2013 12:56 UTC (Wed) by liw (subscriber, #6379) [Link]

I sometimes run several instance of mutt to be able to open different
mails at the same time.


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