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Re: Mail Reader


On 2021-07-08 2:40 a.m., john doe wrote:
> On 7/8/2021 5:41 AM, Polyna-Maude Racicot-Summerside wrote:
>> Hi guys (and possibly girls),
>> I am currently using Thunderbird as a mail reader.
>> It did a good job until now.
>> I am also using the PGP plugin.
>> But I am feeling the limits, it also gets somewhat pretty slow (even
>> with a powerful enough computer) if I need for example delete 100
>> messages on my mailing list inbox.
>> I was planning at first to create different folder and copy messages to
>> each of them, so I have a local archive of my conversation on the Debian
>> mailing list.
>> But I've changed my mind as Thunderbird is somewhat slow.
>> What would any of you suggest as a mail reading software ?
>> I could use claws-mail
>> I could use other mail client
>> I could also install a web based mail client on another server and
>> possibly create some local folders (don't know if this is possible).
>> I get my mail for a IMAP server and use SMTP for sending, so this is
>> pretty much a standard installation.
>> As I have a unused server in a data center, I wouldn't mind to use it as
>> a remote mail client. But this is a 2nd choice, I would rather have a
>> local copy of my messages. This way I can easily do some search, even if
>> I'm having problem with Internet or copy it onto my laptop, having
>> access where I don't have access to 3G/4G internet.
>> Thanks for all the opinions you may give.
> LMH/Mutt might fit the bill if you are willing to use the terminal.
I understand that the use of terminal software may be some advantage but
I doubt it would increase my productivity. I'd need one mail reader for
the mailing list and another one for my other job related activity.
Not so easy looking at pictures over a terminal window !
And as a photograph and equipment buyer/seller/repair, I often send
pictures to my customer and coworker. So it's not as easy when using the
Would have been easier if I didn't get use to graphic environment mail
software in the mid 2000s.

But I keep in mind, maybe the best solution is not one but two software...
> -- 
> John Doe

Polyna-Maude R.-Summerside
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