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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 06:27:23PM +0100, Александър Л. Димитров wrote:
> Quoth Dotan Cohen:
> > As a thunderbird user, what am I missing by not using mutt? Teach me,
> > if it's a better client than I'd love to learn it. I'm not afraid of
> > the CLI, and I'm not afraid of VI[M].
> What you're missing? Tedious
> fetchmail/procmail/maildrop/exim/sendmail-configuration, 200-lines .muttrc...
> No seriously, mutt is king - once you've set it up. What you're missing? Well,
> how about 'navigating completely from keyboard' using mostly vi-like shortcuts?
> * Being able to look at your mail when you have no XServer (remotely, your
>   driver's hosed, whatever).
> * You don't have to wait 30 seconds for your MUA to fire up, everything responds
>   just as quickly as you'd like it to.
> * No fancy specific format for your mailboxes - mutt can use maildir and mh
>   (nobody uses mbox anymore, but mutt actually supports it)
> * Enhanced regular expressions for organizing your mail (delete all unread mails
>   between date x and y with foo in their Sender: field).
can you give an example of this I have been limited to doing searches like 

~s <regex>

I haven't been able to chain them together

> * Great console integration - you can pipe everything into any program...
> * Flexibility!
> * Geek-factor...
> * No bulky graphics. Your mail and just your mail.
> * You can watch multiple mailboxes at a time - just fire up another instance.
> * In Debian, mutt can handle most attatchments by invoking the proper application.
> I probably missed out a lot
> Aleks

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