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From: Pierre Bellec <pierre.bellec.2008@polytechnique.org>
To: mblaze <mblaze@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: Email address aliases
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:07:09 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <37d1f718-192a-4bb3-93ee-a89db62604f1n@googlegroups.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3CPF2KFLU5TP7.242WO6ROBA9PE@homearch.localdomain>

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Hi Silvan,

The following works with vim. It requires fzf and fzf.vim.

Once in a while, you can use
    maddr \| sort \| uniq > ~/my.contacts
to dump all contacts found in your emails in that file.

Then in .vimrc:
   inoremap <expr> <c-x><c-k> fzf#vim#complete('cat ~/my.contacts')
will let you complete emails inside vim using fzf when writing an email in 

Best wishes,

On Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 5:02:13 PM UTC-4 Silvan Jegen wrote:

> Heyho
> Ideally I don't want to type out people's whole email addresses when
> composing emails. My first thought was to use an alias file with my
> SMTP client (msmtp). This works fine for sending emails, except that
> the aliases are not replaced in the mail headers. That means if a person
> replies to all people in a mail from me, and the CC header contains an
> alias like 'friend1', the email addressed to 'friend1' one will never
> arrive since it's not a valid email address.
> Currently I am using a new approach where I simply run 'sed' over the
> headers of an email at composiition time to replace all my aliases with
> the proper email addresses.
> I feel like there should be a more elegant solution to this (involving
> 'msed' being invoked before passing an email to the sendmail program
> perhaps?). Is there an easy way to get simple email address aliases
> working that I am missing?
> Cheers,
> Silvan

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