any other accessible email client for linux?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Nov 15 21:26:28 UTC 2021

Alpine has an export message function.  That message is saved to a file of
your choice.  You can then background alpine and open that file say with
url-view and get to urls without screenfull restrictions.  Also use
probably in mate atrl to read that exported file for any other needs.

On Mon, 15 Nov 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> 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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