Writing and reading email is inherently a text-based workflow. Yes, there's HTML mails and attachments, but at the core email is probably the place where many people write and consume the most text. To utilize the best text-processing program available makes a lot of sense.
When combined with other powerful features of Emacs (such as Org mode for organizing mails into projects and todos), processing mails within Emacs not only makes a lot of sense, but becomes a powerhouse.
Now, some people refrain from using Emacs (or similarly good mail user agents), because they are afraid that such a setup will not deal well with HTML emails. Not to worry, though. Emacs and mu4e are well up to the task! Here's a short screencast with demos:
- My Emacs and mu4e configuration: https://github.com/munen/emacs.d/#mu4e
- Installing mu4e and msg2pdf:
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