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Old 11-09-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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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?

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Brent.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 01:10 AM   #2
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Mutt > * IMO, "*" including GUI e-mail clients.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 11:42 AM   #3
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Is there a better program out there than Mutt for command line mail reading etc?
No (but thatís just my opinion).
 
Old 11-10-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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Better based on what criteria?
 
Old 11-11-2007, 11:24 AM   #5
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Better based on what criteria?
Ease of use in the terminal.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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If youíre going to have such a broad criterion, why donít you try a bunch of them and decide for yourself.
 
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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.
 
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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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