Re: What am I missing without mutt?
Daniel Burrows <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Some cons that annoy me frequently:
> * Stack-based interface: mutt's interface is organized around
> doing a task which may have sub-tasks, and once you're in a
> sub-task you can't get back to the main one without "quitting".
> So you can't refer back to a mailbox while composing a message,
> unless you add the message onto the postponed list and pull it
> back off when you're ready.
> Running several instances of mutt in different xterms can
> alleviate this somewhat, at the cost of possibly de-syncing
> the instances if you aren't careful.
I remember having a similar experience to this when using Mutt. The way
I handled was via emacs, my chosen editor. I would open my mbox in
another buffer, and then search out the message I wanted to see. I
could then switch from one buffer to another, and of course kill and
yank between them, which was mostly what I had wanted. Of course, this
was a bit ugly as the file was sometimes quite long and had to be
searched through a bit for what I wanted. Eventually I switched to Gnus
which made this issue irrelevant, since it uses multiple buffers for
messages already. But I did, and do, miss the Mutt config though, as my
.gnus just scares the crap out of me.