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Old 09-01-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
jdomingos
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Question IMAP Email client / Newsgroup reader for Console mode


I'm trying to use my old laptop with linux (Slackware) in text mode. I've found some nice applications, like linx / lynx to surf the net, and mc to manage files. But I haven't found a choice for Email client and Newsgroup reading.

Any suggestions? In Windows I'm using Eudora and Free Agent. I'd like to use applications with the same characteristics, excluding the graphical environment of course.

Thanks in advance
Jorge
 
Old 09-01-2003, 10:02 AM   #2
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I like mutt for an e-mail client. My isp doesn't have newsgroups, but I am sure you can find one.

# Find software here
The table of equivalents, replacements, analogs of Windows software in Linux
Freshmeat
Sourceforge
rpmfind

# Common e-mail tools
sendmail - postfix - sends mail to local users (and internet when configured correctly)
fetchmail - gets mail from internet accounts (non-Hotmail type)
procmail - sorts and delivers into separate mailboxes
mutt - mail client that sucks less than all the others
Email the Linux Way
Suresh Ramasubramanian's email guide
The Linux Mail User HOWTO
The Linux Electronic Mail Administrator HOWTO
SquirrelMail web mail
Why use Hotmail when there is LinuxMail?
Gotmail, a utility to download mail from Hotmail type accounts
 
Old 09-01-2003, 10:11 AM   #3
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Mutt is fine and can be compiled with the ability to access POP3 and IMAP boxes. Don't know if Slackware has this by default.
Grep for the tin news reader, should be your choice
 
  


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