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View Poll Results: Your favourite CLI email client
Alpine 9 33.33%
Cone 0 0%
Elmo 0 0%
Gnus 0 0%
Mutt 12 44.44%
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Pine 6 22.22%
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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your favourite cli email client


I've been using mutt for a few months now. Yesterday I tried to set up my hushmail account to it. I couldn't make it work well with hushmail so I switched to msmtp as SMTP client.

I'm curious what your favourite CLI email client is. Can you also specify your whole setup (eg. mutt + msmtp) and if it can work with multiple accounts well.

Sorry if I haven't included all the clients out there.

thanks

EDIT: I think I missed Sup (and possibly other ones)

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Old 10-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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Why do you have Pine and Alpine as two different options? They're basically the same. The only command line email client I've ever used is Alpine.. it does the job well enough for me, so I've had no reason to use another. Edit: I'm using Alpine with getmail (before, I was using it with Fetchmail and Sendmail).

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Why do you have Pine and Alpine as two different options? They're basically the same.
Oops. I knew that Alpine comes from Pine. I didn't know though that they are almost the same.
 
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Yes, see http://www.washington.edu/alpine/overview/story.html.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 02:04 AM   #5
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mutt + msmtp + fetchmail + procmail

Didn't have any issues (after reading some howto's) setting it up for multiple accounts. I also have quite a few entries in ~/.mailcap to handle various file types in the email (html - Dillo, images - feh, pdf - xpdf, etc).

I remember using Pine in the mid 1990's, but I haven't used it recently.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 02:45 AM   #6
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what about emacs....

Correct me if I am wrong but AFAIK emacs can be used as an email client.
 
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Correct me if I am wrong but AFAIK emacs can be used as an email client.
Yes, gnus is one of emacs' email modes.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 05:53 PM   #8
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I'm discovering the benefits of using CLi (almost) only. Aren't there any more users who use CLI email?
I used to configure all the software on all my boxes properly. Now I don't have to. I just keep the main
box configured as I want it to be. The rest is ssh....
 
Old 11-01-2010, 01:46 PM   #9
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Have used Pine as a CLI email client since '95. Didn't see any reason to change.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 02:08 PM   #10
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yes, i love mutt.

i use mutt + msmtp + getmail

and i have it set up to look at a second e-mail account using an imap configuration. i tried using emacs, but i didn't seem to like it.

i used elm many years ago. it's very similar to mutt, but i think mutt is more flexible.
 
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It seems that (al)pine is winning. I'm getting more and more comfortable with mutt, but I'll give alpine a try in the near future.
 
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and i have it set up to look at a second e-mail account using an imap configuration. i tried using emacs, but i didn't seem to like it.
I use mutt + msmtp with 2 gmail + 1 hushmail accounts
 
  


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