Like many other people, I write, receive and loath a lot of email. Writing it goes something like this:
- Create a new draft,
- figure out the right address to put into the
- write “Hi <first name>”,
- write the actual message,
- attach the correct file (if any),
- append “Cheers, Martin”.
Also, a lot of email is repetitive and boring but necessary, such as asking seminar speakers for their titles and abstracts, giving people advise on how to claim reimbursement when they visit Royal Holloway, responding to requests of people who’d like to pursue a PhD.
Here is my attempt to semi-automate some of the boring steps in Emacs.