Mutt or Alpine

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Feb 18 19:19:41 UTC 2022

Belatedly, Mutt (I don't have Neomutt on this machine, because...thanks 
Solus?) works really, really well in a terminal oddly enough as well as 
a pure console. Alpine sadly doesn't so at least for my use case, Mutt 
wins out

Now to figure out if Mutt or Neomutt is a better fit? I'd say you can 
probably ransition from Alpine to Mutt with a bit of a learning curve, 
for me Alpine took more getting used to in my brief tests. I like the 
layout o Alpine. But Mutt, at least on my machine, works better with 
Orca in  a terminal, I don't run into horizontally laid out things, Mutt 
has it listed alphabetically so I know or example my Blinux folder is 
always at the top of the heap, Inbox is option #5 and so forth. To me 
that makes more sense than having Inbox/Drafts/etc all on one line, but 
YMMV on that of course, Alpine isn't available in the default Arch repos 
but a quick git clone, installing that 
and then yay -S alpine sorts that out however

Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> If you want to use an email client with Orca, stick to Thunderbird.
> I find Orca unwieldy in the terminal anyway.
> If, however, you wish to do so with Speakup or Fenrir, I personally 
> prefer Alpine.
> Why? Simple. I don't know Mutt at all.
> Warm regards,
> Brandt Steenkamp
> Sent from the Slint console using Alpine
> On Fri, 18 Feb 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2022 16:00:22 +0000
>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> Subject: Mutt or Alpine
>> So I'm using Mutt, but...
>> What does Mutt have over Alpine and vice versa, why would I use one 
>> over the other?
>> Mutt seems faster to me, but Alpine seems more user friendly without 
>> making temporary files while composing a message (unles I can tell 
>> Mutt/Neomutt to delete those automatically
>> So is there a consensus of which is the easier choice to use with Orca?
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