email programs: was: mutt

Janina Sajka janina at
Sat Feb 2 21:14:38 EST 2002

Hi, Cheryl:

I can't tell you a lot about what's so cool with mutt as I have hardly 
looked at it. But, I did note a lot of support for message signing and 
encryption via pgp. That's certainly cool if you're communicating delicate 
information. Frankly, I expect it's pretty helpful in a business where the 
employer technically owns all your mail, if yhou get my drift.

As for audio icons with vm -- long live the audio desktop. Something 
similar can be cooked up with procmail, though. I have mine set to play 
different sounds on different system events. A message from my sweetheart 
plays a soft tweet-tweet, another sound marks company mail (based on the 
domain name), etc., etc. It's fairly straight forward to set up, too.

 On Sat, 2 
Feb 2002, Cheryl Homiak wrote:

> Hi all!
> Actually, one can get just a binary of Pine (and Pico) and put it on one's
> system; I've had to do that because I don't know how to do whatever
> modifications one has to do to compile Pine in debian.
> I'm really interested to know, from somebody who has used both mutt and
> pine, if mutt offers something that pine doesn't. I have used pine from
> the beginning, but being the adventurous type, I'm allways considering
> trying different things.
> I actually do enjoy using vm once in a while too, but I think my main
> enjoyment of that comes from all the auditory icons I get with it in
> emacspeak.

				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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Chair, Accessibility SIG
Open Electronic Book Forum (OEBF)

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