email programs: was: mutt
janina at afb.net
Sat Feb 2 21:14:38 EST 2002
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
Janina Sajka, Director
Technology Research and Development
Governmental Relations Group
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Email: janina at afb.net Phone: (202) 408-8175
Chair, Accessibility SIG
Open Electronic Book Forum (OEBF)
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