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What's your favorite email application?
Authored by: vdanen on Jun 10, '06 01:16:26PM

Hands down it's mutt. I used to use Mail.app and then Tiger mucked it all up by moving from individual mbox files to individual files for each and every email. I get the Spotlight support, but when you've got mailboxes with over 10k messages in them, Mail is so stinking slow it's not even funny.

I tried Thunderbird and it's... ok... I guess. I can't say it really impressed me overly much, and lacked a lot of the flexibility I take for granted in mutt.

So I use a combination of mutt, procmail, fetchmail, spamassassin, postfix, and lbd for AB integration (that was one of the things in Thunderbird that really irritated me). I couldn't ask for a more powerful, and flexible, email management system. I can whizz through thousands of email messages quickly. Granted, this setup isn't for the faint of heart, but almost all of the tools are already there (just had to compile mutt and spamassassin myself, iirc). Make a special entry in the Terminal library and I have a different-colored over-sized terminal that fires up mutt automatically.

Absolutely beautiful.



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What's your favorite email application?
Authored by: sjk on Jun 10, '06 03:30:32PM
I couldn't ask for a more powerful, and flexible, email management system.
Mutt's limited subset of IMAP protocol support is the weakest component for me with the setup you described. Mutt-ng adds IMAP reconnecting but no other IMAP enhancements (so far). The muttng-sync tool could eventually change that.

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What's your favorite email application?
Authored by: rocteur on Jun 12, '06 07:13:50AM

I agree, I use mutt on Linux but I don't like the way it handles, IMAP, perhaps I still have to learn trics about mutt and IMAP but at the moment, it irks me a bit.. and I need IMAP because of the different computers on which I read my mails.

But mutt rules, my first email client ever (after mail and mailx on UNIX) was elm

Jerry



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