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Re: Email programs that work.

On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 04:00:18 -0400
Derek Martin <code@pizzashack.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 05:51:27PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> > Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > > I send E-mails via smtp...   => set sendmail="sendmail -oi"
> > 
> > No, that is via command line.  If sendmail were not there how would
> > you get mail out? 
> But it IS there... so what's the problem?  A simple minimal ESMTP

<Gigantic snip>
> So, now will you please shut the hell up about how bad mutt is?  Every
> single thing you have said about mutt is either dead wrong (mostly),
> or not a huge problem for any reasonable human, or is designed that
> way intentionally to give the user more power and flexibility than you
> apparently can handle.  Mutt is largely for power users of e-mail,
> which you obviously are not.

This thread seems to have evolved into a giant "mine is better than
yours" contest. 
I am all for diversity, which also means that I am a stron believer in
 "to each his own". 
What e-mail clients have I used? 

Thunderbird in Windows and Debian,
works ok. A few quirks, but nothing i couldn't handle.

Outlook (who hasn't had that at the office).

Balsa, no major problems, apart from it wanting to be everything,
including my new kitchen sink.

Mutt, a nice, lightweight e-mail client. However, initial
configuration was a b¤%&/, and i got bored with it after a few years.

Pine, it came, it lost, it went away.

And a few others. Currently I am using sylpheed-claws, and i like it,
at least this far.

Does that mean i should resort to marginalizing other peoples needs or
wants because they don't have the same requirements as i do??

As for using procmail for filtering, exim4 for SMTP, fetchmail/getmail
for POP-retrieval..... as i said before, to each his own, but I like
having it all in one place, for now. Tomorrow I might change my mind
and go back to the "one tool, one job"-philosophy.

So what is the point this then? To each his own, we all have different
wants, needs and desires to delve into the darker holes of
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