Mutt or Alpine
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Sat Feb 19 00:51:53 UTC 2022
Mutt comes with the fleacollar.sh script that gets much of the setup done
though it's a little weak on setting up gpg2.
On Fri, 18 Feb 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Tim here. I've used both mutt/neomutt and alpine (and pine back in
> the day).
> The big advantage of mutt/neomutt is power/flexibility. I've found
> that it's less of a mail-reader and more a toolkit for creating your
> custom mail-reader experience from the parts that it brings to the
> table. And everything is configured using the ~/.muttrc file alone
> (no nice user-interface for tweaking settings) which can be daunting
> if you don't have a solid grasp of what's going on under the hood.
> It plays well with external tools like notmuch for indexing and your
> mailcap definitions for using external programs to open attachments,
> or using urlview/urlscan to search a message-body for URLs to open.
> It's still not great at multi-account, requiring a lot of manual care
> in setting it up (this is my biggest frustration in using it, and the
> main reason I don't use it more frequently).
> As far as *easier*, alpine wins pretty hands-down. It has a
> settings-editing interface for configuring pretty much everything.
> Like Pico/Nano, it also keeps the list of commands along the bottom
> of the screen, making it more new-user friendly. It has a concept of
> "roles" which I haven't explored recently, but it sounds like a way
> to manage multiple accounts better than mutt/neomutt does.
> On February 18, 2022, 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 redhat.com>
> > > To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> > > 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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