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'''Mu4e'''  is designed to enable super-efficient handling of e-mail; searching, reading, replying, moving, deleting. It  sits on top of your Maildir (which you update with e.g. offlineimap or fetchmail).
 
'''Mu4e'''  is designed to enable super-efficient handling of e-mail; searching, reading, replying, moving, deleting. It  sits on top of your Maildir (which you update with e.g. offlineimap or fetchmail).
  
Mu4e 0.9.9.5 was released in March, 2013.
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Under the hood, mu4e is fully search-based, similar to programs like notmuch, md and sup. However, mu4e's user-interface is quite different. mu4e's mail handling (deleting, moving etc.) is inspired by Wanderlust [another emacs-based e-mail client, famously hard to get working], mutt and dired.
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mu4e tries to keep all the 'state' in your maildirs, so you can easily switch between clients, synchronize over IMAP, backup with rsync and so on. If you delete the database, you won't lose any information.  
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= Features =
  
 
Features include:
 
Features include:
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*    Fully search-based: there are no folders, only queries
 
*    Fully search-based: there are no folders, only queries
 
*    UI optimized for speed with quick key strokes for common actions
 
*    UI optimized for speed with quick key strokes for common actions
*    Fully documented, with example configurations
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*    Fully documented, with example configurations (like [http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e/Gmail-configuration.html#Gmail-configuration for gmail])
 
*    Asynchronous: heavy actions never block emacs
 
*    Asynchronous: heavy actions never block emacs
 
*    Write rich-text e-mails using org-mode (experimental)
 
*    Write rich-text e-mails using org-mode (experimental)
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For all the details, please see the (very good) [http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e/index.html manual], and see the [http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html screenshots] !
 
For all the details, please see the (very good) [http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e/index.html manual], and see the [http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html screenshots] !
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The main view:
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[[File:Mu4e-1.png]]
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The messages/header split view, with speedbar support:
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[[File:Mu4e-splitview.png]]
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= Extensions =
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== Contact completion ==
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=== Complete contacts with Helm ===
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There's a very nice and efficient solution to complete contacts in [http://kitchingroup.cheme.cmu.edu/blog/2015/03/14/A-helm-mu4e-contact-selector/ this blog post].
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=== Complete on pressing coma (like in Gmail or Thunderbird) ===
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For that feature, see the code snippet on http://pragmaticemacs.com/emacs/even-better-email-contact-completion-in-mu4e/
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== Desktop and modline notifications ==
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Miss the "You have 2 unread messages" desktop notification ? Get it with [https://github.com/iqbalansari/mu4e-alert mu4e-alert]. It also displays the total of unread messages on the modline.
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== Push changes to your mail server automatically ==
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Usually the user is in charge of sending updates about the changes made in his mail box to his mail server. You can actually automate this when you close mu4e using this code:
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<pre><nowiki>
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(defadvice mu4e-quit (after mu4e-close-and-push activate)
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    (start-process "pushmail" nil "pushmail.sh"))
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</nowiki></pre>
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== Undo send and schedule email ==
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If you queue your newly sent email for a little while before it is actually sent, you can then undo it. That's the purpose of [https://github.com/benmaughan/mu4e-delay mu4e-delay]. See [https://github.com/benmaughan/mu4e-delay pragmaticemacs' blog post].
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= Blog roll =
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Some tutorials not integrated to this wiki:
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- http://pragmaticemacs.com/mu4e-tutorials/ (org-mode, yasnippet,…)
  
 
[[Category:Third Party Package]]
 
[[Category:Third Party Package]]
[[Category:Email]] [[Category:MUA]]
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[[Category:Email]]
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[[Category:MUA]]
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[[Category:Mail Client]]

Latest revision as of 16:10, 13 September 2016

Mu4e
Description Email client
Author Dirk-Jan C. Binnema
Maintainer Dirk-Jan C. Binnema
Source https://github.com/djcb/mu
Part of Emacs no

Mu4e is designed to enable super-efficient handling of e-mail; searching, reading, replying, moving, deleting. It sits on top of your Maildir (which you update with e.g. offlineimap or fetchmail).

Under the hood, mu4e is fully search-based, similar to programs like notmuch, md and sup. However, mu4e's user-interface is quite different. mu4e's mail handling (deleting, moving etc.) is inspired by Wanderlust [another emacs-based e-mail client, famously hard to get working], mutt and dired.

mu4e tries to keep all the 'state' in your maildirs, so you can easily switch between clients, synchronize over IMAP, backup with rsync and so on. If you delete the database, you won't lose any information.

Features[edit]

Features include:

  • Fully search-based: there are no folders, only queries
  • UI optimized for speed with quick key strokes for common actions
  • Fully documented, with example configurations (like for gmail)
  • Asynchronous: heavy actions never block emacs
  • Write rich-text e-mails using org-mode (experimental)
  • Address auto-completion based on your messages – no need for managing address books
  • Extendable in many places using custom actions

For all the details, please see the (very good) manual, and see the screenshots !


The main view: Mu4e-1.png


The messages/header split view, with speedbar support: Mu4e-splitview.png

Extensions[edit]

Contact completion[edit]

Complete contacts with Helm[edit]

There's a very nice and efficient solution to complete contacts in this blog post.

Complete on pressing coma (like in Gmail or Thunderbird)[edit]

For that feature, see the code snippet on http://pragmaticemacs.com/emacs/even-better-email-contact-completion-in-mu4e/

Desktop and modline notifications[edit]

Miss the "You have 2 unread messages" desktop notification ? Get it with mu4e-alert. It also displays the total of unread messages on the modline.

Push changes to your mail server automatically[edit]

Usually the user is in charge of sending updates about the changes made in his mail box to his mail server. You can actually automate this when you close mu4e using this code:

(defadvice mu4e-quit (after mu4e-close-and-push activate)
    (start-process "pushmail" nil "pushmail.sh"))

Undo send and schedule email[edit]

If you queue your newly sent email for a little while before it is actually sent, you can then undo it. That's the purpose of mu4e-delay. See pragmaticemacs' blog post.

Blog roll[edit]

Some tutorials not integrated to this wiki:

- http://pragmaticemacs.com/mu4e-tutorials/ (org-mode, yasnippet,…)