On Sun, 28 Dec 1997, Rob S. Wolfram wrote:
> Will Lowe wrote:
> > If you want a simple, powerful email/news client, I recommend pine.
> > It's nonfree because you can't redistribute it for profit, but works
> > good, and runs really well in an xterm ... I use it because it's what we
> > use at school, and I can run it without X across a dialup link when I
> > have to.
> IMHO, you haven't seen a goot MUA 'till you've seen Mutt. I'm still
> running bo but I got this one out of hamm. It supports threading which is
> wonderful for mailing lists and is highly configurable (and it's character
> based, which I like). I could go on and on, but I left pine for what it
> Personally I prefer reading news with slrn (offline of course).
> Also I would advice the originatoe of this thread to use fetchmail for
> retrieving the mail. It has a simple pro: when fetching mail it just
> forwards it to the SMTP port, so things like procmail can work from your
> .forward file. I use it to put all my mailing list postings in separate
> files. _Very_ handy...
Is there a handy way to handle multiple mail folders with mutt? In Pine, I
make them 'Incoming mail' folders  and then I can use the TAB key to
browse all folders for new messages.
 To do this, in the setup menu, check the "enable-incoming-folders"
option. I haven't found the place to add 'Incoming" folders in the setup
menu, but editing the .pinerc file is very easy. Just change the line
to something like
You don't need to add the file /var/spool/mail/<username> to this list, it
will be the first "incoming" folder automatically.
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