On Mon, 16 May 2011 09:52:32 -0700, Jameson Graef Rollins <jrollins at 
finestructure.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 May 2011 11:52:43 +0200, Thomas Jost <schnouki at schnouki.net> 
> wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 May 2011 19:29:07 +1000, Stewart Smith <stewart at 
> > flamingspork.com> wrote:
> > > Thought I'd share this bit of my .emacs snippet that may be useful to go
> > > on the emacs tips page.
> > > 
> > > This does the following:
> > > - sets up a list of possible identities to have mail From
> > > - on composing mail, it prompts you for who you want to send mail from
> > > - pressing enter will give you the default (first in the list)
> > > - otherwise you have tab completion
> This is great, guys.  I've been wanting to get something like this
> working for a while now.
> Have you guys looked at home message-mode does bbdb address completion
> in the To: and From: headers?  It has the nice benefit of being able to
> tab through all full addresses for a bbdb entry.  It would be nice to
> have this function fill in a default address, with the cursor at the end
> of the address, and then just tab through all the options without having
> to type in anything.  ido is pretty cool, though, and accomplishes a
> similar effect.

I don't know much about bbdb; right now I'm completing addresses with
notmuch-address.el and a little Python script that I wrote [1]. It can
complete the From header too, although I had never tried that before
writing this mail :)

> It would be nice to pull the addresses from the notmuch config, eg:
> notmuch config get user.primary_email
> notmuch config get user.other_email

Nice idea, I like that. However this way you can only get the address
part, not the username part. And when using some addresses I want to put
a nickname instead of my full name, so just using a default user name is
not very convenient.
Or is it possible to put things like "User Name <me at myself.com>" in the
notmuch config?

> I would ideally like to be able to choose the From: address right before
> sending, as opposed to right before composing.  Has anyone tried to get
> that working?  I was not having much luck with send-hooks, since it
> looks like it expects the message to be complete at that point.

I haven't tried that, but it would indeed be nice to be able to do that
at send time.
The message-seend-hook doc states that "this hook is run quite early
when sending", so I would expect that to be the best solution.
However, if for some reason it doesn't work, it's probably possible to
write a little function around message-send (...or even to advise it) to
do whatever you want before it is actually executed.
I'll try to have a look at this tomorrow.


[1] https://github.com/Schnouki/dotfiles/blob/master/notmuch/addrbook.py

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