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Re: Re: [SLE] Balsa, mahogany, kmail....
- From: medmanks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Gary)
- Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 23:28:00 -0600
- Message-id: <20001124232800.34e0310f.medmanks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 23:28:00 -0600
From: Gary <medmanks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Re: [SLE] Balsa, mahogany, kmail....
On Fri, 24 Nov 2000 20:53:01 -0800
Michael Perry = MP> put this forth:
MP> Quoting Gary on Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 10:39:12PM -0600:
MP> > On Fri, 24 Nov 2000 04:39:59 -0900 (AKST)
MP> > 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?
>> GG> There is a new GTK one called Sylpheed in active development. Very
>> GG> similar to Winders Becky. It is *very* fast, good filtering, mulitple POP
>> GG> accounts, can
MP> One GUI mailer that I used for awhile was CSCmail and now if you visit the
MP> skins site for gkrellm (cannot remember url now), they have spun off CSCmail
MP> into a mailer called pronto.
Yep, Pronto is "heavy" and bulky now.
MP> Thats one of the several reasons I don't use GUI mailers. Other reasons are
MP> when I first started looking at them, I really liked where balsa was going.
MP> However, compared to a few other email programs I have used like PMMail on
MP> OS/2 and the BAT on NT, the GUI mailers are rather lacking. With mutt and
MP> some understanding of either sendmail or exim, I can do a lot with how I
MP> handle email. Procmail does not hurt either :-)
I have been using The Bat! on Winders for over a year, and am still on the
beta list. The authors are giving consideration to porting it over to Linux
after V2 comes out, and when they can use Borlands' ... (can't think now, tired),
well Borland's ahhh Delphi, when that gets ported over to Linux. They program
MP> One of the nice and transparent things that PMMail did was to manage
MP> different accounts in a very easy manner. Each set of folders could have
MP> dedicated account settings with different pop and smtp servers, etc. Same
MP> with the BAT.
Each acocunt you have set up, or actually each addess in the address book can
have *individual* templates for send, forward, reply, reply to all, etc.
customed designed by you if you want, with over 70 variables and you can use
regex. Can also setup on the fly templates with variables. Very powerful stuff
for Winders MUA. However, as of Monday, I am out of Winders totally! TB! would
be a great MUA in Linux.
MP> So, in the absence of mailers which approach the functionality of PMMail and
MP> BAT, I decided awhile ago to just settle on mutt. Now Im glad. I can reach
MP> my email in a lot of ways when I travel.
Michael, don't get me wrong. Mutt is my MUA of choice. My muttrc is set up with
many color choices, GPG, and a 100 other hooks. You're right on about procmail, I
wouldn't be without it. I have most of my mail sorted to MH style with piping
rcvstore and locks, and one or two with just mbox types. I have also used EXMH
which is an excellent mailer. The beauty of Linux is that there are so many
choices, and all can read the same format.
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