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Re: [tlug] [OT] email client tips?

On 2014年04月25日 12:19, Jim Breen wrote:
I moved to Gmail about 7 years ago. I wouldn't do it now for
various reasons, e.g. dislike of "Do-no-evil-apart-from-not-paying-
tax-in-countries-where-we-make-sales", and would probably
look for an independent IMAP-based provider where I could use
a "" style of address. (Before Gmail I use mush.)

Migrating off of GMail can be difficult, but if you ever decide to do so, a recommended IMAP-based provider is FastMail:

Speaking of the style of address, another source of frustration when I started to use GMail was having to follow Google's style: a first name, an optional "." character, and a last name. Until then, I had used "tcard@" addresses for years, as "tcard" is my username. I experimented with aliases, but I ended up breaking down and using the Google style in order to make things work well.

I use vim all the time, of course, apart from email.  8-)}

Until recently, it was easy to use gvim with the GMail web interface via the It's All Text! add-on in Firefox [1]. That stopped working, however, when the developers tried to be clever and implement a custom editor within the DOM.

I mention it because the It's All Text add-on is still a great way to edit text in textareas with the editor of your choice; it still works great with other webmail applications.





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