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Re: [emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop] Emacspeak And GMail



Another way of accessing gmail efficiently is via libgmail:

http://libgmail.sf.net

It provides a python API for many gmail features. There is a similar
library for Perl in CPAN.

For example, I am using libgmail to periodically export my bbdb contacts into the gmail address
book, which then serves as a white-list for the gmail spam filter. 

Best regards, Lukas

T. V. Raman writes ("[emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop] Emacspeak And GMail"):
> See this article by my Google colleague Srinivas Annam that outlines
> the availability of GMail Filters from the basic HTML interface. This
> was the final piece that remained to convince me to use my GMail
> account for email --- now, keeping the GMail Inbox clean and free of
> clutter has become a snap.
> 
> To go with this, I've added a few smart URL templates to Emacspeak's
> Web Command Line. Once you've signed in, you can use template GMail
> Search to type a search term, and find matching mesages. Note that
> GMail uses CSS class msg to tag the actual contents of a message. You
> can use this to advantage by hitting e c on a message link, and
> specifying msg as the class value to filter the message.
> 
> At some point I'll add a couple of Emacspeak wizards for creating
> filters; the present HTML interface is still a bit too click intensive
> for my liking. But cudos to Srinivas for doing the hard work that lets
> me discover the pain points in the HTML interface; until now these were
> completely invisible to me since I couldn't use GMail from the
> Emacspeak environment.
> 
> Emacs/W3 note: Note that signing in to GMail from the main GMail screen
> defeats W3. An easy work-around, and something that is more efficient
> anyway is to use the glogin.xml form found in Emacspeak --- use C-e ?/
> in Emacspeak to pick that form. Once you're signed in to Google, you
> can:
> 
> - Open your inbox
> - Perform searches to find the message you want
> 
> --
> Posted By T. V. Raman to emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop at
> 8/31/2007 05:47:00 PM<div xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'>
> <p>
> See this 
> <a href='http://groups.google.com/group/accessible/msg/51153b28f91064bd'>article</a>
> by my Google colleague Srinivas Annam that outlines the
> availability of GMail Filters from the basic HTML interface.
> This was the final piece that remained to convince me to use my
> GMail account for email --- now, keeping the GMail Inbox clean
> and free of clutter 
> has become a snap.</p>
> <p>To go with this, I've added a few smart URL templates to
> Emacspeak's <em>Web Command Line</em>.
> Once you've signed in, you can use 
> template <code>GMail Search</code>
> to type a search term, and find matching mesages.
> Note that GMail uses CSS class <code>msg</code>
> to tag the actual contents of a message. You can use this to
> advantage by hitting <code>e c</code>
> on a message link, and specifying <code>msg</code> as the class
> value to filter the message.</p>
> <p>At some point I'll add a couple of Emacspeak wizards for
> creating filters; the present HTML interface is still a bit too
> click intensive for my liking.
> But cudos to Srinivas for doing the hard work that lets me
> discover the pain points in the HTML interface; until now these
> were completely invisible to me since I couldn't  
> use GMail from 
> the Emacspeak environment.</p>
> <p>Emacs/W3 note: Note that signing in to GMail from the main
> GMail screen defeats W3.
> An easy work-around, and something that is more efficient anyway
> is to use 
> the <code>glogin.xml</code> form found in Emacspeak --- use
> 
> <code>C-e ?/</code> in Emacspeak to pick  that form.
> Once you're signed in to Google, you can:
> </p>
> <ul>
> <li>Open your <a href='http://mail.google.com/mail/h/'>inbox
> </a></li>
> <li>Perform searches to find the message you want</li>
> </ul>
> 
>     </div>
>    <br><br>--<br>  Posted By  T. V. Raman  to  <a href="http://emacspeak.blogspot.com/2007/08/emacspeak-and-gmail.html";> emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop </a>  at  8/31/2007 05:47:00 PM   

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