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Re: Re: [SLE] Balsa, mahogany, kmail....
- From: mperry@xxxxxxxxx (Michael Perry)
- Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 20:53:01 -0800
- Message-id: <20001124205301.A18333@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 20:53:01 -0800
From: Michael Perry <mperry@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Re: [SLE] Balsa, mahogany, kmail....
Quoting Gary on Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 10:39:12PM -0600:
> On Fri, 24 Nov 2000 04:39:59 -0900 (AKST)
> Dee McKinney = DM> put this forth:
> DM> Corvin Russell <corvinr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> DM> > Has anyone tried Balsa or Mahogany? I can't help but think that this
> DM> > is one case where the OSS development model has not worked. We have a
> DM> > lot of half-baked loaves when for the same effort we probably could
> DM> > have had a loaf of bread if people has just cooperated... but not to
> DM> > be pessimistic, perhaps Balsa and Mahogany are good? Any reports?
> There is a new GTK one called Sylpheed in active development. Very similar to
> Winders Becky. It is *very* fast, good filtering, mulitple POP accounts, can
> use your own editor - uses only MH style mail. I use it and Mutt. Check it
> out on freshmeat, get in the new English egroup, author is a nice college
> student in Japan, very amenable to implementing your ideas, etc.
> Best regards,
One GUI mailer that I used for awhile was CSCmail and now if you visit the
skins site for gkrellm (cannot remember url now), they have spun off CSCmail
into a mailer called pronto. I don't use GUI mailers because I like to have
a common interface to my mail wherever I go. If I travel and read mail on a
bsd box, they have mutt installed so by ssh'ing I can reach mail at a
variety of accounts I have. I used to use pine for the same reason.
Thats one of the several reasons I don't use GUI mailers. Other reasons are
when I first started looking at them, I really liked where balsa was going.
However, compared to a few other email programs I have used like PMMail on
OS/2 and the BAT on NT, the GUI mailers are rather lacking. With mutt and
some understanding of either sendmail or exim, I can do a lot with how I
handle email. Procmail does not hurt either :-)
One of the nice and transparent things that PMMail did was to manage
different accounts in a very easy manner. Each set of folders could have
dedicated account settings with different pop and smtp servers, etc. Same
with the BAT.
So, in the absence of mailers which approach the functionality of PMMail and
BAT, I decided awhile ago to just settle on mutt. Now Im glad. I can reach
my email in a lot of ways when I travel.
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