[MlMt] plain text bundle (for org-mode)?

John Rakestraw lists at johnrakestraw.com
Mon Dec 14 15:34:49 EST 2015

Hi —

I’m trying out MailMate and, so far, I’m quite impressed. Only day 6 
of my trial and I’m wondering why I should wait any longer to 
purchase. I do have one question — please forgive me if it’s been 
asked before. My search of the listserv archives didn’t turn anything 

I’d like to create a task formatted for emacs org-mode based on an 
email I receive in MailMate. So, for example, an email from John Smith, 
received 2015-12-14 with the subject line “here’s one” and the 
body text “blah, blah, blah” generates something like this, appended 
to a plain-text file:

* TODO Reply to “Here’s one” from “John Smith”
   :RECEIVED: [2015-12-14]

“blah, blah, blah”

[Extra points if I can select a part of the body text and have only that 
part go into the body.]

Possible? If so, any hints? (I should say I’m not a programmer, though 
I’ve been known to write a bash script and even make primitive use of 
awk and sed.)

Thanks for a great program.


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