[neomutt-users] quote from another email while composing?

Sam Kuper sampablokuper at posteo.net
Sun Oct 24 11:21:21 CEST 2021

On Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 09:15:18AM +0200, Peter P. wrote:
> so no other way than opening a second instance of mutt?

If you're using Maildir, then you can in many cases avoid opening a
second MUA instance.

Open another terminal or console, and in that console grep your mailbox
to find the filename of the email whose body you wish to insert into
your reply.

Then, back in the Vim instance in which you were composing your reply,
use `:r` to read that file's contents into your reply.  Then use Vim's
various editing commands to trim and quote those contents to your
heart's content.

(This works well as long as the file contained the body of the email as
some kind of sane plain text encoding.  If that file only contains the
body as HTML, however, you will probably want to edit out the tags.)

A: When it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: When is top-posting a bad thing?

()  ASCII ribbon campaign. Please avoid HTML emails & proprietary
/\  file formats. (Why? See e.g. https://v.gd/jrmGbS ). Thank you.

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