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Old 05-31-2002, 02:46 PM   #1
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sylpheed


this is a nice email client (personal opinion...). anyone else use this?
it's worth a look and try.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 03:01 PM   #2
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i don't use it but if i DID want a jumped up OTT email client that would be my choice, primarily as it uses standard unix mailboxes rather than selfishly squirrelling all it's mail in to its own private email folders and such, meaning you're still free to use pine / mutt etc and whatever mail fetcher you want, if you don't like the built in ones. not somethning most otehrs can do (e.g. nasty nasty kmail)
 
Old 05-31-2002, 03:05 PM   #3
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I use sylpheed, Very fast!
If i could only figure out how to add a comment at the end of every message....
-NSKL
 
Old 05-31-2002, 04:31 PM   #4
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NSKL,

If you're talking about a "signature", you can put whatever text you want into a file called .sig or .signature in your home directory and then tell sylpheed where it is. This will append the message in that file to the end of outgoing messages.

You may even be able to configure which messages use the .sig file. I don't have the program on my PC at work, so I can't say for sure right now.

If you were talking about something else, just ignore the above stuff.

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Old 05-31-2002, 09:48 PM   #5
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I also really like the convenience of sylhpeed. I'm running version .6.1 is there a newer version--I've searched for updates but can't seem to find them.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 10:05 PM   #6
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busbarn,

Yup, I believe it's up to 7.6. If you do a search at freshmeat.net for "sylpheed", the most recent version should come up. I believe it comes up on linux.tucows.com.

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Old 05-31-2002, 10:13 PM   #7
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Confirmed. The current version is 0.7.6. Here's the link to the homepage:

http://sylpheed.good-day.net/

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Old 05-31-2002, 10:26 PM   #8
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i don't use it but if i DID want a jumped up OTT email client that would be my choice, primarily as it uses standard unix mailboxes rather than selfishly squirrelling all it's mail in to its own private email folders and such, meaning you're still free to use pine / mutt etc and whatever mail fetcher you want, if you don't like the built in ones. not somethning most otehrs can do (e.g. nasty nasty kmail)
i think sylpheed uses standard unix mailboxes as well? (anyone care to confirm? i'm not sure...)
 
Old 06-01-2002, 07:29 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by gui10

i think sylpheed uses standard unix mailboxes as well? (anyone care to confirm? i'm not sure...)
that don't make sense... that's what i said... if you meant to say kmail, well that reads mailboxes but then instanatly empties it and hides the mail it's own way.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 08:08 AM   #10
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jpweston, thanks, that was what i was looking for, i expected it to be something simple like creating .sig file, i just didnt have much time to play with sylpheed.
acid_kewpie - i beleive you can tell sylpheed where to store the mail it fetches. So you can tell it to store your mail in standard mail boxes. I just prefer having sylpheed store mail in my /home directory because that way if something goes wrong my mail is safe since i use a seperate partition for /home. If it stored mail in standard mail boxes (/var/spool/mail ?) It would get wiped out if i have to reinstall Linux (Something that never happened yet since Linux is not M$) but im just paranoid.
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Old 06-01-2002, 08:18 AM   #11
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hmm... I created a .sig file, but i don't know how to tell sylpheed to use it as a signature. Sylpheed version 0.7.4. Does anybody know in which menu i specify the signature file to be used?
Thanks in advance
-NSKL
 
Old 06-01-2002, 10:25 AM   #12
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NSKL,

Sorry, I was wrong in my post when I said the signature file could be either .sig or .signature. Evidently is can only be .signature. Rename your file and the message should be automatically inserted when you compose a message.

I'm using 0.7.5 and the option for signature usage is here:

Configuration > Common Preferences > Compose

Right at the top of the "Compose" area, there is a section called "Signature". There's a checkbox for "Insert signature automatically" and a textbox for entering a "Signature separator."

Sorry for the confusion.

j.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 03:59 PM   #13
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The signature works perfectly now, Thanks a lot!
-NSKL
 
Old 06-01-2002, 04:02 PM   #14
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Very cool. Glad to hear it!

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Old 06-02-2002, 10:43 AM   #15
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pardon me acid. i think i must have read your previous post wrong.
 
  


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