offlineimap-compatible MUA in Emacs

Thomas Kahle tomka at
Sat Feb 4 07:42:38 GMT 2012


On 10:56 Fri 03 Feb 2012, Tamas Papp wrote:
> Hi,
> I am looking for a MUA that works inside Emacs and is able to use the
> maildirs that are synced with offlineimap.
> Currenly I am using mutt, but I am dissatisfied with having to switch
> windows when I write e-mail (I already use Emacs for writing the
> message).  I am looking for something equally powerful.  I am asking
> here because I realized that offlineimap is the one thing I am
> absolutely unwilling to give up, it works so well.  I already asked in
> an Emacs newsgroup, but none of the answers had anything to say about
> compatibility offlineimap, so I thought I would try here.
> I have read that gnus has trouble with Maildir folders synced by
> offlineimap [1].  I have read suggestions about serving the Maildir
> folder via Courier, but I would prefer to avoid that unless I really
> need to.  I tried Wanderlust, but the bugs and the apparent lack of
> maintainance was discouraging.  I would appreciate any advice from
> people who use offlineimap + some MUA inside Emacs.

A very new addition to the emacs-MUA landscape is mu4e

Otherwise: I use mutt together with emacs-daemon.  Then I don't need to
switch windows, the emacs window just appears on top and mutt is paused.
If, while writing a mail, I need to see mutt again, then I just open
another mutt in a second shell.  It starts very quickly, so this works


Thomas Kahle
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