Emails, Notmuch, and I

Emails are always distractions for me. Before using notmuch with Emacs, I don’t use any email clients on my laptop, so I’d have to log into the office 365’s web interface to read and reply emails, which is absolutely a pain in the neck. Yet I chose this workflow because it pretty much made checking email the least favorable thing whenever I am working, which was exactly what I needed.

Yet as I go through the transition to a senior phd student, there is simply no way to avoid emails any longer. I have to follow emails from advisors regarding various instructions on drafts, meetings, and numerous errands. There are also more emails from organizations as I start investing more time working in the professional societies. I need to not only constantly …

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