Re: Linux Mail Client (was: Re: Web browsers for Linux (was: Re: Netscape Bus Error))
On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 06:33:48PM -0400, David Zoll wrote:
> OK, you want mail from separate accounts to be collected into separate
> locations in one account, each with their own set of subfolders, and a
> mail client which can understand this, and send outgoing mail
> appropriately for the account whose mail it's looking at, potentially
> changing everything from the signature file to the mail server. How
> does the following sound:
Of course your falling into the "personailities" mentality.
> 1) Fetchmail, which will grab the mail from separate accounts, and
> stuff it through...
Requires filtering to separate out accounts which should be separate in
the first place.
> 2) A MTA, any MTA. I use exim, which will happily stuff the mails
And, amazingly enough...
> 3) Procmail, which will easily organize your email into whatever
> structure you see fit, with plenty of folders and subfolders for...
...also does filtering, no need for procmail.
> 4) Mutt, which can either be set up with an bunch of folder-hook
> commands to change your settings based on which account's email you are
> looking at, or with a different muttrc for each account and run with
> "mutt -M ~/.muttrc-<account>", depending on how you want to use it. Use
> aliases to keep the command lines easy to remember and type.
A bunch of folder hook commands or have to use a separate instance
So each time I sign up for a new mailing list on my work account, for
example, I need to:
Add a new filter to my work account set of filters.
Add a folder definition into Mutt just to keep it straight.
Still send mail out my home SMTP server.
> The only downside I see with the above is it's a bear to configure
> initially. It should be a SMOP to write a script or a GUI druid to
> automate such configurations.
It is a bear to configure every time something changes, it doesn't keep it
all separate, COMPLETELY SEPARATE. That is unacceptable.
> If this isn't enough power for you, what more do you want? There's
> probably a solution, but you have to be specific as to your needs. If
> you can't express what you want, "Too bad" is all that can really be
> said without you paying someone.
I have been specific. I have even given examples! PMMail and The Bat!
Screen shots alone for those two products speak volumes!
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