[oclug] GUI vs cmdline mail (was Top if my head sugestion for enhancment to GUI mailclients.)
dmo at magma.ca
Mon Jun 23 16:26:47 EDT 2003
On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 03:53:29PM -0400, Brian's Linux Box wrote:
> Unfortunately I can't do that - I receive too much HTML mail from
> people I have no control over. Since I do have to look at it from
> time to time, right there in the preview window is easier than a
> separate program to view it. "prefer plain text" is the most
> appropriate setting for me.
I have mutt set up to pipe HTML mail through lynx to format it before
displaying. Works fine for me, and I don't need to deal with junk like
flashy fonts, embedded images, etc.
> What I require is a simple way to sort incoming mail,
You really want to learn Procmail.
> multiple accounts (to and from),
Mutt and Pine both do this.
> and flexibility in layout. With all my various nested folders of
> stored mail, I just can't get enough info in a terminal screen to get
> everything I want to see on the screen at the same time.
Mutt's folder-browsing is ugly, ugly, ugly. Pine's is better, but not
My solution for lack of terminal real-estate is to vertically maximize
my 80-column xterm. No problems displaying my mail or folders after
//\ dmo at acm dot org
v_/_ perl -e's g#fmtrxoxpajashaj#fpagjaphgxoxg.s g....g\U$&\ngxoxg.print'
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