Walt Mankowski on 9 Jan 2013 13:02:50 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] good linux mail clients

On Wed, Jan 09, 2013 at 02:37:36PM -0500, Michael Lazin wrote:
> Does anyone have a recommendation of a better mail client for linux
> than thunderbird?

My everyday Linux mail client is mutt.  Mutt is a terminal-based
program, so if you're used to a gui client like Thunderbird it would
probably take some getting used to.  But even if you won't want to use
it as your everyday client, you might consider learning enough to fire
it up occasionally when you need to do maintenance on your account.

As an example, I have an email account at Drexel that's mostly used
for university announcements.  They're mainly html mails, which mutt
doesn't handle well, so I read that account on my mac's mail program.
But this account has a relatively small quota, and since these
messages often have ginormous attachments, I'm often running up
against my limit.  When that happens I close Mail.app, fire up mutt,
point it at the IMAP account, and do a bunch of mass deletes.  That's
one thing that mutt is particularly adept at.  When I'm finished, I go
back to Mail.app and everything's fine.

Now, this solution works great with Apple's mail program.  I've never
tried it with Firebird, but my guess is it would be work just fine.


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