Bill Wohler | 3 Feb 09:25 2012
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Re: POLL: how do you sort your inbox ?

Better late than never...

Xavier Maillard <xma <at> gnu.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> This is a basic question, but I am used to rmail and until now, I tried as much
> as possible to keep every mail into my inbox (unique file).	  

I try as much as possible to keep my inbox empty :-).

> How do you do ? Do you make separation between lists -i.e. you create a MH
> folder for each mailing list - and other mails ? What is supposed to work best ?
> If I separate my mails, how will I be informed of any new mail(s) into my MH
> folders ?

I still follow my own advice in Appendix B of the MH-E manual, Reading
Mailing Lists Effectively using procmail to file mail from mailing lists
into folders or Gnus incoming files; the rest end up in the mail spool
where xfaces can see it. I use `F n' (`mh-index-new-messages') to view
new messages in all of the MH-E mailing list folders and Gnus to read
the rest. I generally use Gnus on mailing lists where I do not read
every message. I use `i' to incorporate the balance of my email from the
mail spool.

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Bill Wohler | 3 Feb 09:36 2012
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Re: mh-e as part of your GTD system

Pete Phillips <pete <at> smtl.co.uk> wrote:

> I'm a big fan of David Allen's GTD system, and over the years I have
> tweaked my use of MH and MH-E to help support this use.

Me too. While I depend mostly on Remember the Milk to track my tasks, I
use MH mail folders to track tasks handled by email. If I send an email
and require a response, I add a "Fcc: +todo/waiting-for" header field.
If I get email that I want to respond to later, I'll refile or copy (if
I want to preserve the original) it to the following places:

+todo: things I want to respond to fairly quickly.

+todo/computer: things I need to fix on my computer.

+todo/computer/mh-e: where your message has been languishing :-).

+todo/pending: a tickler file, things I want to review every now and
again.

+todo/read-review: things I need to read and do not require an action.

+todo/someday: out of sight, but not out of mind.

When it is done, I refile it to the +done folder (which is useful when
putting together weekly status reports) and annotate the message with
the completion date using the following code:

  mh-folder-mode-hook: (local-set-key "\C-cd" 'bw-mark-message-done)

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Bill Wohler | 4 Feb 03:51 2012
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Re: mh-e as part of your GTD system

Bill Wohler <wohler <at> olgas.newt.com> wrote:

> +todo: things I want to respond to fairly quickly.
> 
> +todo/computer: things I need to fix on my computer.

...

I neglected to mention how I access these messages. I used `F s'
(`mh-search') on +todo and used a search expression of `.' to find all
messages in +todo, recursively (probably because I've turned on
`mh-recursive-folders-flag'). I only had to do this once. At that time,
I renamed +mhe-index/. to +mhe-index/todo. So now, I can return to the
original view by visiting the folder +mhe-index/todo. I use `C-u F s' to
refresh the view.

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Zeus Panchenko | 4 Feb 12:12 2012
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[Q] color highlight by regexp in index

Hi all,

please, may somebody advice?

is there way to highlight the rows in index with colors according the
regexp?

for example I'd like to see in index all messages form mh-e-devel in
green, while messages from my boss in red

is it possible?

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Kevin Layer | 16 Feb 15:28 2012
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non-breaking spaces

When I copy the text from an mh-e buffer and use it somewhere, I often
get these weird spaces that aren't really spaces.  When I save the
copied text to a file and cat -v it, it looks like this:

  M-  M-  M-  M-  libatk-1.0.so.0 => not found

where the original text looked space indented.

Anyone else see this?  Is there a way to map these characters to plain
old spaces?

Thanks.

Kevin

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Bill Wohler | 20 Feb 02:03 2012
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Re: non-breaking spaces

Kevin Layer <layer <at> franz.com> wrote:

> When I copy the text from an mh-e buffer and use it somewhere, I often
> get these weird spaces that aren't really spaces.  When I save the
> copied text to a file and cat -v it, it looks like this:
> 
>   M-  M-  M-  M-  libatk-1.0.so.0 => not found
> 
> where the original text looked space indented.
> 
> Anyone else see this?  Is there a way to map these characters to plain
> old spaces?

It's probably because that buffer is using a non-ASCII character set and
the sender used spaces that aren't in the usual ASCII spot. What does od
-a report on this line? Probably not sp.

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Kevin Layer | 21 Feb 04:44 2012
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Re: non-breaking spaces

Bill Wohler wrote:

>> It's probably because that buffer is using a non-ASCII character set and
>> the sender used spaces that aren't in the usual ASCII spot. What does od
>> -a report on this line? Probably not sp.

$ od -a ~/support/sa1111-example-10.small
0000000   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   l   i   n   u
0000020   x   -   g   a   t   e   .   s   o   .   1  sp   =   >  sp   B
0000040  sp   (   0   x   f   7   7   0   c   0   0   0   )  nl
0000056

$ 

For now, I'll do a (replace-string (char-to-string 160) " ") on
buffers that might have these, before I use them for anything but
human viewing.

Thanks.

Kevin

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Bill Wohler | 21 Feb 06:14 2012
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Re: non-breaking spaces

Kevin Layer <layer <at> franz.com> wrote:

> Bill Wohler wrote:
> 
> >> It's probably because that buffer is using a non-ASCII character set and
> >> the sender used spaces that aren't in the usual ASCII spot. What does od
> >> -a report on this line? Probably not sp.
> 
> $ od -a ~/support/sa1111-example-10.small
> 0000000   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   l   i   n   u
> 0000020   x   -   g   a   t   e   .   s   o   .   1  sp   =   >  sp   B
> 0000040  sp   (   0   x   f   7   7   0   c   0   0   0   )  nl
> 0000056

A mix of 16-bit and 8-bit spaces?

You're using Emacs 23, so you should be fine. What character set is
declared in the Content-Type header field for this attachment, by the way?
Also, is there a change in behavior if you use emacs -Q?

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Kevin Layer | 21 Feb 06:18 2012
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Re: non-breaking spaces

Bill Wohler wrote:

>> Kevin Layer <layer <at> franz.com> wrote:
>> 
>> > Bill Wohler wrote:
>> > 
>> > >> It's probably because that buffer is using a non-ASCII character set and
>> > >> the sender used spaces that aren't in the usual ASCII spot. What does od
>> > >> -a report on this line? Probably not sp.
>> > 
>> > $ od -a ~/support/sa1111-example-10.small
>> > 0000000   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   B  sp  sp   l   i   n   u
>> > 0000020   x   -   g   a   t   e   .   s   o   .   1  sp   =   >  sp   B
>> > 0000040  sp   (   0   x   f   7   7   0   c   0   0   0   )  nl
>> > 0000056
>> 
>> A mix of 16-bit and 8-bit spaces?
>> 
>> You're using Emacs 23, so you should be fine. What character set is
>> declared in the Content-Type header field for this attachment, by the way?

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by freon.franz.com id q1FMZeK7004144
X-Mailfilter-Version: 1.23

>> Also, is there a change in behavior if you use emacs -Q?

Reproducing the behavior is a little involved (for no .emacs), but
when I run w/-Q I see the same weird spaces.
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