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Re: gnupg signing

On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 10:08:45AM -0700, J C Lawrence typed:
} On Fri, 28 Jul 2000 23:34:41 +0800 
} Peter Crystal <darke@debian.org> wrote:
} >> > You should have a look at mutt. It handles gpg signing etc.
} >> 
} >> Why bother?  Mutt is so terribly inflexible compared to MH.

I'm a bit out of the loop, but that statment is like saying that 
Netscape is so terribly inflexible compared to XML.  Mutt is a 
MUA and can read mh boxes as well as the typical unix mailbox format. 

} MH provides a base set of very low level mail handling tools,
} essentially mail primitives, and then a set of configuration files
} which they share, while only just barely (and arguably not at all),
} defining a framwork for those tools to operate in.  You can build
} absolutely anything you want out from there.

Which is nice, but there exist Perl modules -- heck, maybe libraries 
:) -- to deal with typical mailbox format.  And then you can build 
anything.  But yes; mh in a sense already has everything conveniently 
laid out as little tools, in the unix mindset.

An Thi-Nguyen Le
|If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people?

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