On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 12:50 PM Steve Litt wrote:
> Felipe Contreras said on Wed, 07 Jul 2021 23:21:42 -0500
> >notmuch-vim is a fully-functional mail user agent implemented in vim.
> >It uses as inspiration other text-based MUAs such as mutt and sup, but
> >it's better because it uses two amazing programs: vim and notmuch.
> >It by itself doesn't do much, following the UNIX philosophy you need
> >other tools to do anything useful: mbsync or offlineimap to fetch mail,
> >notmuch to index it, and sendmail or msmtp to send it, etc.
> >Here's an example recorded session:
> >For installation instructions and the works, check the GitHub repo:
> >I stopped working on it in 2014, but I'm back.
> I've been looking to change email clients from Claws-Mail to something
> a little lighter. A couple questions about notmuch-vim...
> * If I use it with my local dovecot IMAP server, can I configure
> notmuch-vim to not delete messages I read, and only delete messages I
> explicitly delete from within notmuch-vim?
notmuch-vim doesn't really delete anything, tags are used to specify
what messages you want to see. If you search for "tag:unread", you'll
see messages that you haven't read, and once you mark a message as
read you won't see it in that view, but the message is still there
(similar to Gmail).
You can add a keymap to mark some messages as "deleted", and then
configure notmuch to exclude those messages from all the views, but
still, the messages are not really deleted, they just have the
Furthermore you can synchronize some tags to Maildir flags, and
although at some point the "deleted" tag was synchronized to the
Trashed flag, that's not happening right now (although I think it
So in short tags are mostly orthogonal to anything else.
> * When people send me HTML email, as they always do, is there something
> I can attach to notmuch-vim in order to format that HTML email as
> something readable, that shows links where they're supposed to be?
> (NOTE: I never SEND HTML email, so I'm only asking about receiving).
By default notmuch-vim uses "elinks -dump" to convert HTML email to
plain text, but you can configure any program you want.
Hopefully that answers your questions.
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