[sf-lug] Suggestions for "traditional" *nix email client?

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 13:56:41 PDT 2007

On 9/27/07, RBV <GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Having said that, I'm curious about more traditional *nix programs for
> handling email such as elm (a.k.a. elmo?), mail (alias Mail), mutt, pine
> (not available, by the way, in Ubuntu's standard repositories), and so on.

pine is no longer "free" -- and that's why we have mutt now, which is
in Ubuntu's repos btw...

> Does anyone have any suggestions for which of these programs might be the
> most educational and enjoyable alternative to Thunderbird?  Note that I'd
> really want to continue managing multiple POP and IMAP accounts from a
> single program instance?

mutt is great...because I can run it without a GUI.  You could also
try emacs if you enjoy ELISP :-)
Kristian Erik Hermansen

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