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Author: Olaf Meeuwissen
To: viverna
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] calendars, contacts, to do lists

viverna writes:

> il devuanizzato Hendrik Boom <hendrik@???> il 23-05-19 16:44:00 ha scritto:
>> I'm looking for software to handle appointment calendars, contact
>> lists, and todo lists.
> Org mode:
> https://orgmode.org/

Using that myself in combination with mu4e to handle my maildirs. These
are fed by maildrop, which gets its food from getmail4 which, in turn,
probes the various mailboxen that I have.

I haven't really done a lot of customization but things have been
working okay for me. I really should take a look at improving the
handling of iCalendar attachments at the office but can't be bothered to
do so anytime soon so still copy-n-paste stuff to my org-mode planner

Speaking of the office, I'm using davmail there to automate the Outlook
Web Interface (OWA) interaction so I can direct getmail4 at the POP3 or
IMAP servers provided by davmail. The office's Exchange server doesn't
expose either anymore :-(
# Rumour has it we're moving to Exchange Online ... :-/
# Guess I'll have a bumpy road ahead ... again.

Emacs' calendar is pretty good and integrates nicely with org-mode. I'm
quite pleased with the japanese-holidays extension which helps me keep
the national holidays sorted out all right :-)
# We just had a few odd-ball ones due to getting a new emperor.

Org mode also integrates with BBDB (Big Brother DataBase), a contacts
manager of sorts, and I seem to remember someone working on (perhaps
already mostly completed) support for vCards integration for org-mode.

Of course if you don't use Emacs already (or are hooked on vi/mutt) then
most or all of the above is of little use and concern.

Anyway, hope this helps,
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