Mailpile tutorial for newcomers


#1

Hi everybody!

I’ve tried to resume my so far limited experience with Mailpile into a tutorial.

While addressed to newcomers, it also mentions security aspects to be aware of and it includes a section about the CLI and an appendix with a few examples using GnuPG on the command line.

https://greenpark-code.github.io/Mailpile_tutorial/


#2

Good information thanks for sharing
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#3

You are welcome!

(If you are in contact with activists or journalists of non-mainstream news portals, please invite them to consider adding privacy to their talks with colleagues. The appendix on GnuPG can serve also via messenger apps, e.g. Signal, Threema, Element.)


#4

Thanks for your work on this. I use Mailpile for virtually all my email and I like it a lot. Other than the encryption capability, the search engine is definitely the feature that really stands out!

Under Non-issues to be aware of you mentioned the need to be able to modify the format of a previously typed in e-mail address and also the word wrap behaviour. These are pet peeves for me too but I have not had time to dive into the code to propose a fix. The word wrap issue is actually broader: if you save a draft and reload it, lines that start with a hyphen “-” get treated strangely and there are other effects.

Regarding send(ing) an email to yourself from Mailpile, the behaviour depends on the ISP that you are using. Mailpile uses the Message-ID in the email metadata. Emails that have the same Message-ID are treated as duplicates and are not shown. Some ISPs replace the Mailpile-generated Message-ID of an outgoing email with their own, with the result that the received email will be shown in the Inbox. Other ISPs retain the Message-ID assigned by Mailpile so that the received email is ignored as a duplicate.

You also made some comments about deleting emails from an IMAP server and so on. My understanding is that the developers treat the IMAP server strictly as a mail source so that management of the IMAP server is not part of Mailpile’s mission - other than optionally deleting received messages.


#5

Thanks for this great resources.
I’m a newcomers, and i first think the project was dead. Reading @JackDca and your tutorial i see that lot of people use mailpile daily basis. That’s a good news !! Perhaps we need more news like that on the front page of mailpile !

I’m using a Yubikey to store my secret key, so i’m also really happy to see that works with mailpile.

As a regular emacs user, do you know if someone use Mailpile with org-mode or emacs mu4e ?


#6

Very sorry for the delay, I admit that I wasn’t expecting any more answers here, I will check frequently.

@JackDca Thank you very much for your work on Mailpile and thank you for explaining here.
(Maybe I should add a link to this page as a possible source of further knowledge.)

@reyman You are most welcome.

Blockquote As a regular emacs user, do you know if someone use Mailpile with org-mode or emacs mu4e ?

Sorry I have no data on this.


#7

I’ve added at the top of the tutorial the link to this page, and – I hope you don’t mind – I took the freedom to quote your words @JackDca:

https://greenpark-code.github.io/Mailpile_tutorial/#notIssuesToBeAwareOf


#8

Feel free to use my words!


#9

Feel free to use my words!

Great, thank you.