Re: Suggest a really good email client
On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, David Zhou wrote:
> Pine is perfectly alright in that it's pretty easy to use. It's not
> free, but then again, the question didn't have free as a requirement.
Pine is free as in no cost. But it's not GPL.
> I haven't a clue about the gnus emacs or whatever, since I tend to stay
> far far away from Emacs in general.
I tried gnus for about a month, about year ago. The Oort version is more
featureful than the version that comes with Emacs; it's beta code though,
but I found it stable enough. I found gnus to be way too complicated when
all I wanted to do was read email. Using it as an IMAP client felt
clumsy as well.
I'm going to try it again, though, because while I like Pine for its
simplicity I really like editing text in Emacs. Pine's key binding is
vaugely emacs-like at a very basic level, but it's not configurable and
different enough that my fingers often do the wrong thing by reflex.
Never tried Mutt. Can it use emacs as its editor?
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