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LinuxWorld.com: A Mutt that isn't a dog

Dec 03, 2001, 23:39 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
"Why chose text-based Mutt over the GUI alternatives? I configured Mutt to behave exactly the way I want an e-mail client to behave, and I haven't found a GUI replacement that gives me the range of customization features that would let me make it as easy to behave as Mutt.

For example, here's how I want to move a message from the INBOX to a folder called NewsAlerts. I want to press Control-N. That's it. I can remember the keystroke because I get many news alerts and because NewsAlerts starts with the letter N.

I don't want to drag the message to a panel that displays all my folders in a tree view, because I often miss and drop the message into the wrong folder. Sometimes the target folder I want isn't in view, so I have to scroll up and down the tree to find it."

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