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External editor solutions?

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Hello, I'm on Arch Linux and I'm interested in using GVim or vim when I compose my messages. I've seen several solutions that appear to be entirely unmaintained. Is there a standard solution/addon for something like this?

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Not quite what I'm looking for. I want to compose plaintext email in an editor outside of thunderbird (my vim instance). I know this is a common interest for those who prefer their own text editors, but unfortunately all of the addons that I have come across are basically abandoned.

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Why not use copy and paste, from your external editor to Thunderbird?

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Frankly, that is a significant annoyance and friction in my workflow when the bulk of your job is conducted over email. This should be something that can be accomplished with better integration.

It's also problematic when your buffers are significant in size.

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I hear you. Sounds like a collaboration suite or some other solution would have been ideal, but you're stuck using email for your submissions.

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