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LinuxWorld: Man's best friend, If you're willing to roll up your sleeves, Mutt will serve you well

Dec 23, 1999, 16:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"Learn to write custom macros and set configurations that will turn Mutt into a fast and easy-to-use text-based email client...."

"Don't balk because Mutt is text-based. A lot of folks prefer graphical applications to text-based applications because they believe that the word intuitive is synonymous with the phrase easy to use."

"Nothing could be further from the truth. For example, I happen to love WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS, though there is nothing intuitive about a word processor that relies so heavily on function keys. But once I learned the default keys for the commands and programmed in my own custom macros, I found WordPerfect extremely easy to use. In fact, I still find it much easier to use a customized character-mode editor than any of the graphical word processors available on the market. Once all of the keystrokes become second nature, I can type and manipulate text more quickly when my hands never leave the keyboard than I can when I have to switch between keyboard and mouse."

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