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LinuxWorld: Sylpheed: A fitter email client

Mar 15, 2001, 08:52 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"I found Sylpheed on Freshmeat, just as Raskinite had said I would. I chose to download it in the RPM format, and in less than five minutes from start to finish I had a new mail client ready to go. One of the features listed on the Sylpheed homepage is the ability to handle news as well as mail. Since that feature is currently on hold in Evolution, I decided to check it out right away."

"One important caveat about Sylpheed -- the help manual is currently only available in Japanese. That gave me an excellent opportunity to test its user interface for intuitiveness and ease of use while trying to set it up as a newsreader. Having done so, I would give it high marks in both categories."

"I flailed about for a minute or two, but then decided that I would need a new user account. That makes sense to me, since each individual email account requires a separate user. So from the Configuration menu, I selected Create New Account. Lo and behold, in addition to POP and IMAP server types, there was an option for News (NNTP protocol). That allowed me to define the news server and to specify the maximum number of new articles to download at a time."

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