Re: forwarding multiple messages from notmuch emacs

Subject: Re: forwarding multiple messages from notmuch emacs

Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:26:35 +0100

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor, notmuch mailing list


From: David Edmondson

On Tue, Apr 23 2013, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> hi notmuch folks--
> i'd like to be able to forward several messages from a given thread (up
> to and including the whole thread) to someone else.  I use
> notmuch-emacs.
> I don't think it's possible to do this at the moment;
> notmuch-show-forward-message just forwards the message where the point
> is located, even if the current region covers more than one message.

I believe that this is fixed in commit
a982773dfb6e8efe1bcee90e888f2560ad006fb5. Could you test and confirm,

> I'd be happy to have a notmuch-show-forward-thread or
> notmuch-show-forward-all-expanded-messages or
> notmuch-show-forward-messages-from-region capability, but my elisp-fu is
> weak.  I'd be happy to test if someone wanted to send me a patch though
> :)
> Background: one of the reasons that people often give for the terrible
> e-mail practice of top-posting-with-all-previous-messages-trailing is
> that they want to be able to send a message to someone else and have
> them be able to see the whole thread (never mind that these kind of
> reverse-chronological forwarded messages are difficult to read).  I'd
> like to be able to respond to those claims with something like
> "reasonable MUAs should let you easily forward all messages in a thread
> if you want to catch someone up."
> I consider notmuch-emacs a reasonable MUA :)
> thanks everyone for notmuch,
>         --dkg