ok, i use netscape for email. i know, i know, i'm lame. mailers i've
used in order:
MAIL (VAX/VMS - note cheer from kenn, ok, now stop), emacs RMAIL (yes i
was once an emacs weenie, i also once wore diapers...), elm, pine (a
week), elm, QuickMail (Mac), Eudora (Mac), elm, mh, netscape. i've also
been forced to use various ms mailers for various one week stints, they
drove me batty. one version of outlook would gleefully delete a message
with the keystrokes <esc>:wq<return>. very frustrating for a vi user...
*anyway*, what do i want in a mailer? aliases (all pass), the ability
to edit more than one message at a time (elm fails), the ability to play
nice with mime (netscape passes the best here), the ability to easily
attach files (netscape passes *really* well here - it has to be dead
simple because i rarely do it), the ability to set my from address since
i'm too lazy to configure sendmail, gpg signature/encryption (netscape
this comes up because i just snarfed a 2.2.14 kernel that i'll be
putting on a production box and it occurred to me that it might be wise
to verify it. :) so after snarfing gnupg from a few places and making
sure they all agreed with one another i installed one. so now that it's
here i'd like to use it for my messages.
i've also downloaded a copy of mutt since it seems nifty keen by kate's
standards and him being a nifty cool guy i figured he might be right.
plus petreley has an article on and he seems keen on it too.
so, my main box for email is a laptop. it follows me to work and to
home. insert nursery rhyme here. so... mutt... can it easily import
netscape mailboxes? can i configure my from address? can it snatch
mail from $MAIL? can it let me edit more than one message at a time?
can i use vi? can i easily view/create attachments? how does the view
interface work - i.e. when an attachment comes up does it let pick
ok, have at it!
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