Use Atom to send emails through Gmail.
This is still in Alpha. It works great for me, but there are probably still bugs. I suggest sending an email to yourself before your intended recipient
First install the package by going to Settings > Install >
atom-gmail or with
apm install atom-gmail from the command line.
Then you need to download credentials from your Gmail account.
To finish the authentication, open up the command palette (either
cmd+shift+P) and select
Atom Gmail: Authenticate. It should open up a Google website in your web browser where
you'll need to sign in and approve this application. You'll then have to paste
the code Google gives you back into the input box in Atom. This step is buggy;
for me the input box disappears the first time I run
Atom Gmail: Authenticate,
but it works the second time.
The metadata for the email must be written in a YAML header at the top of the
document. The initial
--- must be the first three characters of the document
and on its own line. There must be
--- on a line by itself at the end of the
The available fields in the YAML header are:
from:(optional; by default it uses the Gmail account you've signed into.)
---to:- firstname.lastname@example.org- email@example.com: firstname.lastname@example.org: email@example.com: This email is from Atom!---
The rest of the document should be written in standard CommonMark Markdown. See example.md for an example document, and see Markdown Extensions for a list of optional extensions to the Markdown specification.
By default, this package applies Github Markdown styling to text. At this point, document styling cannot be changed, except for a few small tweaks exposed in the package settings.
By default Github-like styling is also applied to code; the code syntax highlighting style can be changed with the "Code highlighting style" option in the settings.
Open up the command palette (either
cmd+shift+P) and start typing
Atom Gmail: Send Email. The fuzzy search will find the command without having to type that text
Good catch. Let us know what about this package looks wrong to you, and we'll investigate right away.