Re: Mail reader
On 27 Aug 2002 12:11:43 -0600
"Gary Hennigan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I could ask the same question only turned around -- Why use 4 or 5
> utilities, with each being a possible point of failure in what these
> days has become an important communication medium to most folks, when
> one will suffice?
IMO, because with seperate tools, you can use a best-of-breed solution
rather than having each client reinvent the wheel in a possibly
> It's a matter of taste. Do you want to maintain a number of simple
> smaller tools for mail or a single tool. I still divide up some of the
> tasks: I use fetchmail instead of gnus native IMAP support, and I use
> procmail to filter at a high level and gnus to do fine-level sorting.
Personally, yes. Then I don't have to worry about patching/rewritting
functionality because I don't like the way the MUA does things. With
seperate tools, in most cases, I can change one without effecting the
others. Additionally with mail being filter/sorted by an external
application it doesn't matter what workstation or client I use to read my
mail. I don't have worry about workstation X not having the filtering
rules that workstation Y has.
Jamin W. Collins