Having several identities

Hi and thanks for this great CLI tool !

I would like to have several identities on the same account to choose which alias address to use in From field, and eventually a different signature (not the most important in fact).

I see a parameter aliases in config but I don't understand how it works and if it could do what I'm looking for.


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~adele 3 years ago

I have found a workaround:

  • when composing the mail content, hit Ctrl+X
  • ":next-field" to switch to the From: field
  • modify From content
  • Hit tab to change field again
  • the new From value is used to send email

A select list in From field when aliases are defined in config would be great !


~hollyburn 2 years ago*

i wanted this too, so i wrote this patch: https://lists.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/aerc/patches/25289

i have a section like the following in my binds.conf under both [compose] and [compose::editor]:

<C-f> = :choose \
        -o l liz 'header -f From "Elizabeth Hollyburn" \<elizabeth@hollyburn.io\>' \
        -o g git 'header -f From "Elizabeth Hollyburn" \<git@hollyburn.io\>' \
        -o w work 'header -f From "Elizabeth Hollyburn" \<hire-liz@hollyburn.io\>' \

~timharek 2 years ago

~hollyburn you suggestion looks very nice! Would love for this to be implemented, really keen to have a simple way to use multiple aliases!

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