Oops - mail read question

Paul Bryan pa_bryan at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 10 13:36:05 EST 2002

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Yeah, it seems to be the way. I'm just looking for something that reads mail
and does pgp. Nothing else really! 

Maybe I'll have to join one of the projects so I can add the code that I want to
use personally! I might pop over to souceforge as well and have a look. I
haven't done much of this sort of stuff yet - just adding little snippets of
code here and there to a couple of small projects. Should be interesting.

I found Mutt to be pretty good in most things except the ease with which a GUI
lets you swap between folders and the like. The console is great for many
things but sometimes a GUI really adds a lot in terms of usability.

Oh well, the search continues...

On 10-Jun-2002 Matthew Hawkins wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> I don't really have any opinion on GUI mail readers.  I've never found
> one which quite did everything I needed.  Two of the closest were exmh
> (basically a tcl/tk wrapper around the MH tools) and Emacs' VM.  More
> recently I ran Mozilla's mail client just to see how well it worked, and
> as a replacement for Netscape Communicator 4 I think it does a good job.
> I have also run KMail during a brief stint with KDE and had similar
> problems to what you had, plus I noticed its filtering configuration is
> extremely basic and irritating (for example, it'll let you use pointless
> mail headers to filter on, but won't let you use useful things like
> X-Sender in particular)
> I've noticed that recently many GUI MUA's have halted development as the
> authors have felt that they should rather work on another existing
> client for GNOME or KDE.  Should this be a trend I fear that many GUI
> MUA's are going to be more bloated than they should due to the
> requirements of those desktop environments.
> Since everyone differs, perhaps the best suggestion I could give you is
> to head over to http://freshmeat.net/ and try everything in the Email
> clients section (http://freshmeat.net/browse/31/?filter=229&topic_id=31)
> until you find something that works for you.
> -- 
> Matt

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Date: 10-Jun-2002
Time: 13:31:42

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