Re: [OT?] Replying to posts in debian-user
On Nov 18, 2007 9:12 AM, Douglas A. Tutty <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 03:34:27PM +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> > There is one tip I have for you: use a mailer that has better support
> > for mailing lists than your current one, e.g. KMail. Mutt and Gnus
> > are even better, but they are difficult to set up.
> I'm wondering what is difficult about setting up mutt.
> In /etc/Muttrc, the only change I made, other than to ignore some
> headers, was
> set record=""
> so that I don't have a default sent folder.
> and in ~/.muttrc, other than aliases for family, friends, and mailing
> lists, I just have the subscribe lists for mailing lists, eg:
> alias debian-user firstname.lastname@example.org
> subscribe email@example.com
> Thats it. I send mail and it goes to exim4 that sends it to my ISP as a
> smarthost, and away it goes from there.
> Sure, you can get fancy and have mutt or other things sort and slice,
> dice, and cook the mail. I've never had the need.
Lucky you. I have looked into using mutt, as I tend to be a CLI
junkie, but I found that would need to do a lot of customization
before I would enjoy using it. I would need to do much of the
customization all at once, before I started using it, and to really
make it worthwhile I also need to use it with imap, which means
my own mail server. Google now does imap, but I want my own
mail server for other reasons.
In my opinion, Mutt is quite a bit harder to start using than vim.
I have a longish vimrc, but the defaults worked well enough at
first, so all I had to do was memorize key bindings.