Re: Musings on debian-user list
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 06:47:55PM -0400, Chris Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 01:20:00AM EDT, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 28 2009, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > > On 2009-07-28 13:09, Mark wrote:
> > > [snip]
> > >> When I feel adventurous one weekend I'll try a Debian install without the
> > >> desktop environment.
> > >
> > > But what will you *do* with it? Mutt will frustrate you to no end,
> The only thing I find "frustrating" about mutt is that it is impossible
> to view more than one message at a time - you actually have to fire up a
> second instance of mutt to achieve this.
> What else?
(1) mutt's support for cross-folder operations is fairly limited.
You can view multiple folders by running multiple mutts, but you
can't do operations that require accessing two at once, such as
cross-folder searches ("where did I put that email from John last
(2) Since mutt runs its editor as an external program, there's no way
to quote more messages than you started with. If you get halfway
through a long email and then realize you wanted to quote some
other messages, you have to blow up the mail and restart
(hopefully saving it somewhere) -- or of course copy the message
in and quote it by hand.
(3) mutt takes *ages* to load large folders, particularly if they're
maildir based. ISTM that an on-disk index would be a sensible
Those aren't enough to make me drop mutt, but they are pretty