any other accessible email client for linux?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Nov 15 17:40:25 UTC 2021

On Sun, 14 Nov 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Alpine allows opening an url in email; using the browser of your choice.
> But aside from being tied to a terminal or a text-only virtual console,
> Alpine reads email one screenful at a time, making it impossible to
> navigate by element, and making it very difficult to skip or eliminate
> quoted messages that people mostly on non-screen reader-related lists
> like to quote, requote and rerequote 50 times, which gets unwieldy very
> quickly. The other problem with screenful reading is that I have no
> access to continuous arrow navigation, a SayAll function or something
> like paragraph navigation that is usually available in desktop text
> editors. It is also more difficult to select, copy and paste parts of a
> message using a terminal, although it's not impossible. It's just not
> consistent with other desktop applications. For many people these
> wouldn't be huge problems, but my personal workflow does require things
> to be continuously scrollable and SayAll functionality to be available,
> as well as select/copy/paste functionality consistent with other desktop
> applications to be available at times. I may have a different view for
> my personal use if the message body opened into something similar to
> w3m, which is scrollable, especially since element navigation through
> email isn't quite as important as it is in a browser and I don't select
> parts of messages to be pasted into other files or applications very
> often, with the obvious exception of temporary passwords or verification
> codes, so perhaps this is a feature that could be proposed for a future
> release, unless of course it already exists and I don't know it. The one
> possible showstopper for me would of course be threading. Anything that
> doesn't support message threading would of course be a deal breaker for
> sure. I prefer all threads to be collapsed, and to expend only the
> threads I want to read, deleting the entire thread if I'm not interested
> in reading it. If Alpine can do this, I could certainly run it on one of
> my servers or in my own terminal, possibly as a backup if Thunderbird
> fails, although I haven't seen this happen in years.
> ~Kyle
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