CCrawford at ACB.org
Sat Feb 2 15:13:30 EST 2002
Where did you get Mutt from?
-- charlie.At 12:08 PM 02/02/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Well, all I can say is that, until today, I hadn't used pine for probably
>five years. I also have never used mutt until today.
>So, lets just assume for the moment that I'm not an expert on either mailer,
>which I'm not. On a blind friendlyness scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is the
>highest and 1 is the lowest, I'd put pine at about a 4 or 5. That is to say
>that, it can be used, but it really is designed to be more graphical than we
>need it to be and, while you can configure some stuff to make it better, the
>defaults make it a little difficult.
>Mutt, on the other hand, has a brief menu of commands at the top of each
>screen. They don't pack enough in there to make it hard to understand; and,
>my only regret was that I couldn't figure out how to turn that menu off.
>The only reason I'd want to do that, by the way, is because I have to listen
>to that menu at the beginning of any message. Of course, there is probably
>something that can be done to make that better, but I'm not an expert.
>Never-the-less, it was a joy to operate in the first five minutes or so,
>which pine definetly was not.
>I'm not sure what version my isp is running, but I'll have to go and grab
>the source code some time and have a look through it.
>Also, by default, the cursor tracks the bar in mutt, at least that is the
>way my isp had it set up. Having not tried it on my own machine, I don't
>Anyway, for what its worth, I think its cool.
>Chris Peterson, KG0BP
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at afb.net>
>To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
>Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 8:49 AM
>Subject: Re: mutt
> > Well, the big difference, arguably, is the license. Mutt is GPL.
> > On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Chris Peterson wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I just got through with playing with mutt for the first time. I love
> > > It seems so much better than pine. Can anyone point out the differences
> > > between pine and mutt? Anyone use elm? I used that for years and loved
> > > I think I'd like mutt better, though.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Chris
> > >
> > >
> > >
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