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I haven't been too happy with Mozilla Mail as email client, with 7 or 8 POP email accounts, it hasn't help me organise myself much.
So I was looking a Mutt, cos I like command line stuff, but it seems madly advanced, being all MUA and not MTA. Truth is of course, I'm not competent enough to set up the MTAs (sendmail/fetchmail), and I hardly see the value of a sole MUA like Mutt.
However, if you really just want to access your mail from the command line then all I have to ask is....why? Do you only use Linux from the command line? If so then a command line only email client makes sense...otherwise IMAO, it does not. Except as a back-up for when you can't access X.
Just my 2 cents. But evolution is a great product. I started out with kmail but find evolution a lot better. Give it a try.
Thanks profjohn 4 answer. In my RH7.2 days I did use kmail, not bad, but not my sort of thing.
devin, I think I'll try your suggestion. Evolution smells gnomey (same Mexican busybody, right?) but I'll try it on xfce, which I'm currently experimenting with.
Distribution: Red Hat, openBSD,Mandrake,freeBSD,SunOS
Evolution smells gnomey
Yes...very. But it plays nice with Xfce4, which is what I use. I find a lot of the KDE apps don't 'play nice' with xfce4, just in terms of staying on their own workspace and so on.
However, now I am starting to worry about professing the greatness of Evolution just in case you might be disappointed guess it all depends on what you are looking for, but I find it the best email client out there.
BTW, xfce is great...although I am starting to be lured by Enlightenment's shiny bells and whistles, but the last time I used it it was slow and crashed a lot....xfce is fast and never crashes...enjoy