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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

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On 02/05/08 22:27, s. keeling wrote:
> Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com>:
>>  On 05/02/2008, BartlebyScrivener <bscrivener42@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Feb 4, 5:20 pm, "Steve Lamb" <g...@dmiyu.org> wrote:
>>>  >
>>>  > It all depends on the work habits of the individual user.
>>> Well, you can say that about anything, right? The OP asked what he was
>>> missing, so he's soliciting the opinions of people with different work
>>> habits.
>>  Exactly. I asked because I'm certain that there are those with more
>>  experience and more efficient workflows than myself. So I ask.
> I come from the dark ages.  For me, it's important that the tools I
> use write files that anything can deal with, not just the app which
> created them.  Mutt handles any standard form of mail box format,
> including on_some_other_server(don't much care how), aka. imap.
> The guis, in my experience, save in their own format (If you let them?

That's just not true.

Well, ok, it's *partially* true: Outlook stores mail in a
proprietary indexed format.

But Netscape and it's descendants all use mbox as the native format,
as does Evolution & KMail.  Sylpheed uses mh, which is also a
standardized text format.

The only non-standard bit about these mailers is the directory where
 they decide to store these mbox files.


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