[Novalug] Searching for a new email client
juliac at patriot.net
Sun Feb 24 02:57:52 EST 2008
Me too (though not so recently) ... I remember that using a GUI for
email was a shock at first but now I can't imagine going back.
(and to Max: yes, Find works pretty well. I'm not sure it's indexed
-- it can take a while searching the whole corpus, but then I *really*
need to do some housecleaning there. And I've found Thunderbird 100%
stable and reliable.)
greg pryzby wrote:
> I went through this recently and decided and Thunderbird.
> maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com wrote:
>> I want to ditch pine as my email client.
>> I've been using it for, probably 15 years. It has not changed much and
>> I want to take the plunge to something a bit more contemporary.
>> What should I use, and why?
>> I like pine because it:
>> 1) Is very keyboard friendly and that makes sense since writing text for
>> emails requires the keyboard not the mouse.
>> 2) Is very configurable. I use it with fetchmail to acquire mail and
>> procmail to make carbon copies/automatic saves/duplicates and of course
>> drop mail into specific folders. I'd love to ditch procmail and use a
>> GUI to setup rules for the same.
>> Why I don't like pine
>> 1) Can't display html easily and that's gone from being a good thing to
>> a severe limitation in a modern web enabled world.
>> 2) doesn't seem to have contemporary features like indexed email that
>> can be searched. Gmail has this and I figure a local mail client should
>> as well, right?
>> 3) is boring boring boring. Flip side; is very trusty and reliable.
>> Thanks for your input.
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