[Techtalk] What I did over the Christmas Holidays!

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Tue Jan 1 13:13:39 EST 2002

On Tue, Jan 01, 2002 at 10:03:10PM +1100, Mary Gardiner wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2001 at 02:34:00PM -0500, Caitlyn Martin wrote:
> > Hi, David.
> > > Mutt is all about mail handling and customization for people with serious
> > > mail to work through. Intelligent handling of mailing lists is a biggie if
> > > you're on a lot of them. I have mine put mail To: my mom into their own
> > > folder, along with her messages to me.
> > 
> > A number of mail clients do an excellent job of this.  I am on many
> > lists and they all go into folders, sub folders, and sub-sub folders. 
> > (This message went top Inbox->Computing->LinuxChix->Techtalk.  I also
> > filter out known SPAM sites.  I can do all of this with kmail,
> > Evolution, Sylpheed, Mozilla/Netscape 6.2, and others.  I don't need to
> > sacrifice a nice interface.
> I understand one of my flatmates refused to use KMail because it uses
> its own custom mailbox format, which meant that he couldn't use Pine,
> which he uses when he logs in remotely. It also *silently* converts mbox
> format mailboxes to that format. Others are nicer in this respect and
> will not convert mailboxes, thus allowing you to use other MUAs
> occasionally.

I read something yesterday about kMail adding additional formats in
KDE 3.0. See the posting on their site for the details; I don't recall
them all now. But I think maildir support was one of the additions,
along with imap and pop3 improvements. The biggest reason I don't even
consider kMail is that it won't check for new mail in multiple IMAP
folders, something I insist on since I don't want to replace my finely
tuned procmail installation. That is supposed to have been corrected
in the new release, too, when it comes out sometime in the next couple
of months. I might consider switching then.

David C. Merrill                         http://www.lupercalia.net
Linux Documentation Project                   david at lupercalia.net
Collection Editor & Coordinator            http://www.linuxdoc.org

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