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insofaras
Alex Baines
12 posts
1 project
#9240 Scripting capabilities
4 months, 3 weeks ago

(This comes from an earlier IRC conversation, re-posting here so it isn't lost.)

One feature that I think would be cool in an email client is scripting ­— basically the ability to perform actions when receiving mail that matches specific criteria.

This could allow for the automatic sorting of mail based on subject, sender etc that other email clients implement via "rules", as well as more advanced functionality like running specific external commands.

It could also be extended past just receiving mail, maybe allowing scripts to generate mail templates etc — although I suppose this could be automated via screen / tmux for the console version anyway.

I don't expect this for the initial release, it was just an idea that came to me earlier.
mrmixer
Simon Anciaux
173 posts
#9242 Scripting capabilities
4 months, 3 weeks ago

Why not a C/C++ customization API like the one in 4coder ? It should be a standard in every application!
abnercoimbre
Abner Coimbre
171 posts
2 projects

Conquering the solar system.

#9247 Scripting capabilities
4 months, 3 weeks ago Edited by Abner Coimbre on Nov. 4, 2016, 10:23 p.m. Reason: Formatting.

Interesting,

I've been going with the basics to fulfill Ave's stated goals (harder to meet otherwise). However, much like, say, 4coder grew to include new features, the same holds true for this mail client. Grateful for the suggestions; I've created a FEATREQS markdown on my repo for compelling feature requests like this one.

Programmer for a certain space agency.
ChronalDragon
Andrew Chronister
166 posts
2 projects

Developer, administrator, and style wrangler

#10337 Scripting capabilities
2 months, 2 weeks ago

I, too, would like scripting capabilities