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leebrent 11-09-2007 11:56 PM

What is better than Mutt?
 
Hey Everyone,

Is there a better program out there than Mutt for command line mail reading etc? I know of Pine, can you guys think of any others that might be worth a try for a terminal mail manipulator?

Cheers,

Brent.

reverse 11-10-2007 02:10 AM

Mutt > * IMO, "*" including GUI e-mail clients.

osor 11-10-2007 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leebrent (Post 2953976)
Is there a better program out there than Mutt for command line mail reading etc?

No (but thatís just my opinion).

matthewg42 11-10-2007 12:46 PM

Better based on what criteria?

leebrent 11-11-2007 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by matthewg42 (Post 2954449)
Better based on what criteria?

Ease of use in the terminal.

osor 11-11-2007 12:38 PM

If youíre going to have such a broad criterion, why donít you try a bunch of them and decide for yourself.

matthewg42 11-11-2007 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by leebrent (Post 2955310)
Ease of use in the terminal.

In that case, try anything except mutt ;)

Mutt is very capable (so I am led to believe), but it's a bit of a pig to learn. The "selling point" which has been offered to me is that if you do a lot of email processing, and you can ride the learning curve to muscle memory, mutt is very fast and efficient to use. I never heard anyone saying it is use friendly.

In the past I've used pine, mailx, and I emacs in terminals (start emacs with the -nw option to use the curses interface). I only used pine for any length of time, because I used it at college back in the days when GUI based mail clients were considered the height of bad taste. It was OK back then, but I don't know how much I'd enjoy using it these days.

acid_kewpie 11-11-2007 05:00 PM

mutt is sweet, cone was also nice when i used that for a while, but not as good, and as i originally learnt pine / pico, trasferring to mutt / vi about 3 years later was a revelation. what i did like was mutt-ng, which had a lot of patches, a sidebar to provide a real standard 3 pane layout (yes yes, a la outlook but sod it...), another patch i liked was a header download patch to allow advanced download of email and such, all 1very comfortable whilst keeping the speed of vi and all.


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