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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

On 05/02/2008, BartlebyScrivener <bscrivener42@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 4, 4:20 pm, "Dotan Cohen" <dotanco...@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >
>  > Sure, for plain text OOo and Word are terrible tools. They are not
>  > meant for that purpose. However, when you need markup such as that for
>  > print documents, a word processor is a necessity.
> A necessity?  Only if you don't know LaTeX.

That's true. Though I've never been into kinky.

>  But I think you see my point. For a text and keyboard person, mutt is
>  much more efficient. To me using Thunderbird to send email is like
>  trying to manage text with a word processor.
>  To pick up on your analogy. Mutt is made for the purpose of managing
>  and sending plain text emails. If that's what you want to do, then
>  it's much more efficient and programmable than a gui email program
>  like Thunderbird.

I see what you are saying. Tell me, in mutt can I have several (5-6)
compose messages open and switch between them and the main window that
I'm copying / pasting from? Also, will mutt remember that when I write
to xyz@hisServer.com I need the From address to be xyz@myServer.com,
and when I write to abc@anotherServer.com I need the From address to
be abc@myServer.com? Those two features are necessary to my workwflow,
and so far as I understand only GUI mail clients perform the former,
while only Thunderbird (with an extension) can perform the latter.


Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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