Re: Email programs that work.
Am 2006-08-26 13:25:46, schrieb Matej Cepl:
> mutt was never intended to be MUA -- it's like a kit with which you can
> built your own MUA. You have to add SMTP server, filtering, IMAP
SMTP: sendmail, exim, postfic, courier-mta, ssmtp, msmtp
filtering: procmail, maildrop
IMAP works fine too
> manipulation, anti-spam filtering, vfolders, and anything else you would
anti-Spam is a thin of a combination of MTA and Virus/Spam scanner
vfolders? - I have tons of them on my Courier-Imap
> like your MUA to do. The result could be really good, but when you want
Why should I wait for my MUA to filter incoming messages?
Why shoud a MUA download messages?
I am not 24/24 online and If I open a MUA which download this stuff
and filter it at the same time... I must wait for my 1500 messages
plus 14.000 spams per day several hours instead of 30-60 minutes
> more than just simple things (or when you are not that classy programmer)
> it's getting ridiculously complicated.
> My requests were not that complicated (kmail can do it easily), but with
Can kmail run in a VT or on a realy small laptop?
I am writing this message from a Toshiba T1950CT with a 486dx50/12 MB
It is the machine I use to get my Messages of the net and download
logfiles from my Customes servers... I do full administration with it.
While I do this I read my messages with mutt 1.5.9
> mutt it became really complicated -- synchronizing with IMAP folders (more
> folders, not just INBOX), filtering according to body (so no imapfilter),
I have a full collection of more then 100 Mailinglists (76 from Debian)
and MORE then 7.1 million Message sin 1600 folders using courier-imap
and have no problem using mutt...
You must do something wrong!
> and of course anti-spam. That meant isync, than scripts going through list
this is done while downloading with fetchmail and filtering with
> of folders and applying procmail on each message and applying bogofilter to
> each message. You have to manage proper trashing of messages (be aware,
> that isync was not able work with removed messages, I had to trash them
> OK, I am flawless human, but when made twice mistake in these scripts which
> caused lost messages, I decided that this is twenty-first century and I
> should not do everything myself. I switched to KMail and I have never
> regretted it. And yes, I like that I am able to read HTML-mail (read, not
I can read HTML messages too...
Thanks, Greetings and nice Day
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