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;;; fetch-email.el --- Fetching email from Emacs -*- lexical-binding: t; -*-
;; Copyright (C) 2015 Nicolas Petton
;; Author: Nicolas Petton <>
;; Keywords: convenience, email, imap
;; This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
;; (at your option) any later version.
;; This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;; along with this program. If not, see <>.
;;; Commentary:
;;; Code:
(require 'comint)
(defgroup fetch-email nil
"Fetch email from Emacs."
:group 'fetch-email)
(defcustom fetch-email-buffer-name "*Fetch Email*"
"Name of the buffer used to fetch email."
:group 'fetch-email
:type 'string)
(defcustom fetch-email-command "offlineimap"
"Command to run to fetch email."
:group 'fetch-email
:type 'string)
(defcustom fetch-email-autorefresh nil
"If non-nil, `fetch-email-command' is rerun automatically."
:group 'fetch-email
:type 'boolean)
(defcustom fetch-email-interval 300
"Interval in seconds between in fetch."
:group 'fetch-email
:type 'integer)
(defvar fetch-email-post-command-hook nil
"Hook run after each run of `fetch-email-command'.")
(defvar fetch-email-timer nil
"Timer used to repeat fetching email.")
(defun fetch-email (&optional arg)
"Fetch email in the background.
When called with a prefix argument ARG, switch to the command
(interactive "P")
(let ((buf (get-buffer-create fetch-email-buffer-name)))
(when arg
(pop-to-buffer buf))
(unless (get-buffer-process buf)
(fetch-email--start buf))))
(defun fetch-email--start (buf)
"Start the process of fetching email in the background.
The output is displayed in BUF."
(let ((proc (start-process-shell-command "Fetch email"
(with-current-buffer buf
(set-process-sentinel proc #'fetch-email--sentinel)))
(defun fetch-email--sentinel (proc state)
"Monitor PROC state STATE and run hooks."
(when (eq 'exit
(process-status proc))
(run-hook-with-args 'fetch-email-post-command-hook state)
(defun fetch-email--repeat-maybe ()
"After the process exits, maybe rerun it after a delay."
(when fetch-email-timer
(cancel-timer fetch-email-timer))
(when fetch-email-autorefresh
(setq fetch-email-timer (run-with-timer fetch-email-interval
(provide 'fetch-email)
;;; fetch-email.el ends here