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Re: Which mail user agent do you use?

Bud Rogers <budr@sirinet.net> writes:

> On Wednesday 21 November 2001 05:48 am, Jussi Ekholm wrote:
> > Johann Spies <jspies@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> > 
> > > So I am back to mutt and slrn again - and enjoying it. And I will not
> > > easily try out gnus again.
> > When it comes to MUAs, I've been *thinking* of trying Gnus, but 
> > for to date, haven't done it. 
> I used gnus in Xemacs for years and loved it.  It is an acquired taste.  
> If you like the [x]emacs way of doing things, you will feel right at home 
> in gnus.  If you don't like [x]emacs, you probably won't care for gnus 
> either.

Gnus has some distinct advantages over mutt.  In particular, it has
superior imap support, especially offline support, which was the
primary reason I switched from mutt.  Also, its newsreader focus makes
it great for reading mailing lists.

Also, it's more configurable than mutt, especially display-wise, if
you don't mind elisp...

Mutt is simple, light, fast, and just works for most people.  But,
gnus does more tricks, if you're willing to train it.  Anyone smell
breakfast cooking?

Brian Nelson <nelson@bignachos.com>

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