Linux

Email Tagging

The last 6-8 months have been pretty hectic for me, both at work and with other "real life" stuff and I've noticed, as a result, that my email handling has really suffered. I can't even say it's begun to suffer because it's entirely snowballed to the point where my inbox is insane.

The other day Lifehacker noted Andreas Klinger's blog posting on Don't drown in email! How to use Gmail more efficiently.. It ...

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macOS

MailMate keyboard shortcuts and Gmail archive handling

So, playing around with MailMate I've found you can create keyboard shortcuts. It comes with a standard keyboard shortcut list, one for Postbox (a Thunderbird-based email client), and Gmail. My main need here to is to map "delete" to "Archive message" because MailMate, unlike Apple's Mail, does not seem to have a setting to turn "delete" into "archive". So when I hit the delete key, my message goes to the trash, rather ...

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macOS

Mavericks Mail is Apple's worst Mail yet

To begin with, I liked Apple Mail in Mountain Lion (and Lion also). I've been using Apple Mail for a while now for my personal email on my mac, and mutt for my work email on my Fedora box. It works well, and I've gotten used to using a GUI for my personal email and like it.

But then Mavericks came out and everything changed. Seriously... how do you release a complete ...

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macOS

Upload your old email to Google Apps

This week's mac techmail is Upload your old email to Google Apps. If you have a Google Apps account, rather than a GMail account, you can use the Google Email Uploader tool to upload old/existing emails from a local client to Google Apps. This is great if you want to have all of your mail in one place. If you migrated from another mail system to using Google Apps, you can ...

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Linux

Converting Maildir to mbox via mutt

Ran into an issue today where I needed to convert a Maildir containing over 50k messages to mbox format and couldn't really find any good tools. So I found this blog post about using mutt to do it. Unfortunately, it converted one Maildir to another. =( One crucial piece is missing, so here is the one-liner in all its glory: $ mutt -f Archive/ -e 'set mbox_type=mbox; set confirmcreate=no; \ set delete=no; ...

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Linux

Keep IMAP email messages locally using OfflineIMAP

This week's TechMail is Keep IMAP email messages locally using OfflineIMAP. OfflineIMAP is an extremely cool program that lets you treat IMAP mail as local with two-way synchronization. Works awesome with mutt and allows you to keep a local copy of stuff for grepping or using mairix with, etc. Good stuff. Written in python, so it's cross-platform as well.

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Life

Gmail... IMAP... filters... sigh

Well, due to some changing circumstances, I decided I'd try to get a better handle on my email and maybe move to using IMAP instead of downloading all my mail. There are some really irritating reasons why this is a bad idea (in my case).

Google's use of labels is neat, and it makes IMAP folders. Very cool. That works well. But those filter rules are absolutely infuriating! I like to ...

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Life

Gmail and not seeing own mailing lists posts

Has anyone encountered this, or more specifically, know how to fix it?

I'm using gmail to host my linsec.ca mail, and accessing it via POP3 (fetchmail->procmail->mutt). When I send mail out, I send it out via gmail's SMTP server. The problem is that I never see what I wrote. If I send a message to a mailing list, I see replies to it, other messages, etc. but I have yet to actually see ...

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