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Re: Mail Reader

On Thursday 08 July 2021 08:34:26 tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 08, 2021 at 12:26:14PM -0000, Curt wrote:
> > On 2021-07-08, Polyna-Maude Racicot-Summerside 
<debian@polynamaude.com> wrote:
> > > I understand that the use of terminal software may be some
> > > advantage but
> >
> > The use of terminal software can be fatal.
> Definitely. It may get... addictive.
> > I use alpine myself [...]
> > remind me of the dinosaurs in the back row of AA meetings (see
> > *Infinite Jest* if you're interested)---swear by Mutt (repeatedly
> > swear by it without noticeable fatigue, every time this self-same
> > question is posed,
> They *just* might have a point, then ;-D

As do those of us who use fetchmail to feed procmail, and procmail with 
some spamassassin for deaths and diversions to feed the TDE version of 
kmail-1.9, all totally background processes. So it is all automatic with 
my only interaction being a mouse click to goto the next unread msg, a 
mouseclick to answer it if I can help, and a mouseclick or ctl+return to 
send when I'm done typing. Of course fetchmail is built from the latest 
tarball. kmail is a TDE R14 fork of kde at version 3.5 with hundreds of 
bugs fixed. My kmail is in maildir format, and the corpus of email 
totals around 12GB. And it all Just Works. And my mailbox at my ISP is 
left empty every 2 minutes since fetchmail, using imap protocol, can 
delete fetched messages.  Whats not to like? But I've been 4 ISP's and 
20 years making it Just Work. ;-)
> > -:)
> <:*)
> Cheers
>  - t

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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