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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

On Feb 5, 2008 9:11 PM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> On 02/05/08 22:27, s. keeling wrote:
> >
> > 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.

But there are four types of mbox, and Thunderbird and SeaMonkey use
a variant of one of those (although TB3 will finally support maildir).

Kelly Clowers

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