mail program for FC6

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Sun Mar 4 03:15:25 UTC 2007

Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-03-03 at 11:53 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Martin Marques wrote:
>>> edwardspl at wrote:
>>>> Dear All,
>>>> Is there a tool of mail program is similar with pine for FC6 ?
>>> Yes, pine.
>> Yes, pine has one of the most bizarre user interfaces known to man and 
>> you aren't going to find anything similar in that respect.  Mutt is a 
>> little more sensible, but does anyone still use a character based mailer 
>> regularly these days? Even if you have a limited bandwidth connection, 
>> imap to a local GUI mailer is a lot nicer.

> That depends how you receive your mail. Since a linux machine contains
> its own smtp server there should no meed for the mailer to do imap.

Not everyone has a public IP address with suitable DNS handling for 
every machine where they might want to read their email.

 > Your
> machine can be directly accessible. And mutt is  a mailer that handle
> threaded - sorted mail messages properly where programs like evolution
> can't.

What do you mean by 'properly'?  This works for me:, 
  although I've been using thunderbird more lately, which also does 
threads but is a little slower to switch back and forth between 
threaded/unthreaded views and I usually view sorted by timestamp and 
switch to threaded only when I've forgotten the  earlier part of the 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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