Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mutt and gmail

I think gmail is cool but it could be quicker to use. Right now it is slow and if you use the html version it lacks shortcuts. I think the cool way to go is to install mutt and use it to read your mail from the terminal. This article talks about some of the reasons why it is nicer and some methods to use to make mutt notify you about new mail. And how you might be able to use gmail contacts inside mutt. I think it would be cool to use googlecl to grab a contact while in mutt.
install mutt with gmail through IMAP
I like the fact you can make your own shortcuts in mutt that go to certain folders that you have set up like gmail has.
the following will make it so you go to the inbox when typeing gi and others.
bind editor noop
macro index gi "=INBOX" "Go to inbox"
macro index ga "=[Gmail]/All Mail" "Go to all mail"
macro index gs "=[Gmail]/Sent Mail" "Go to Sent Mail"
macro index gd "=[Gmail]/Drafts" "Go to drafts"

all the rest of the options are listed in the link above. I like the fact that you can change the editor for mutt too.
and the wiki might be helpful
if anyone tries to install gmail or another client with mutt then post here and let us know how it went.

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