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Make it easier to send "flowed" email messages from Emacs
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If you’re writing an email in Emacs, and the recipient reads it on their phone, chances are it’s going to look like this:


If you use messages-are-flowing, it will hopefully look like this instead:


This works by distinguishing “hard” and “soft” newlines while writing the message. As shown in this screenshot, hard newlines are designated with “⏎”:


The “flowed” text format is described in RFC 2646.

How to use it

Install messages-are-flowing.el with M-x package-install-file, and then add the following to your .emacs file:

(add-hook 'message-mode-hook 'messages-are-flowing-use-and-mark-hard-newlines)
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