[TxMt] Re: "Edit in Textmate" failing for Mail.app?

Nigel Green nigel at greenlemur.com
Wed Jan 7 15:32:31 UTC 2009

I personally use Textmate for any messages over a couple of lines. The  
inconvenience of visiting another app to compose the message is  
outweighed by the power of all the snippets and macros I have defined  
in Textmate, and I can additionally save drafts and copies to a more- 
reliable-than-Mail.app text file if I need to.

My dream is one day that textmate can handle reading mbox or maildir  
files. I could collect, filter and deliver messages to a local folder  
structure with fetchmail, procmail and bogofilter and then set up a  
project in Textmate to view that folder structure and read, move and  
manage my mail. I love Mutt but I get frustrated not being able to  
navigate with the mouse and always end up back using Mail.app. A setup  
like the one described would be heaven for me!

One day I may have a go at pulling it all together into a bundle to  
play with it...


On 7 Jan 2009, at 14:55, Steve King wrote:

> David Frascone wrote:
>> Do you actually find it easier to compose mail in textmate?  For me,
>> I've replaced all of my programmers' editors with textmate -- and  
>> I've
>> even gone so far as to set my EDITOR variable.
>> But e-mail?  Is it worth the effort?
> For me, the answer is "sometimes". I use Thunderbird for mail, and in
> general I am in favor of HTML in mail messages.  T-bird's HTML isn't
> great, though, and it gets worse and worse as the quote level deepens
> and includes HTML from even worse WYSIWYG editors (Outlook, I'm  
> talking
> to you!)  I sometimes like to pop over to TextMate to clean up the  
> myself.
> -- 
> Steve King
> Sr. Software Engineer
> Arbor Networks
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