Linux.com: Text Email Clients Revisited
Jan 05, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)
"Lately, I've been pining for the simplicity of a text email
client. Though Sylpheed has been a reliable workhorse, I decided to
survey today's text email clients to see if I should go back to
reading email in an xterm. I tested Pine, Cone, Mutt, and nmh to
see if any of them were up to the task. For my use, Mutt came out
on top, but Pine is also a reasonable alternative if you don't mind
"In compiling my list of test candidates, I tried to be as
complete as possible while including packages that are still
maintained and require less than heroic efforts to obtain and use.
Mail User Agents (MUA) that require exotic dependencies and too
much hand-tweaking to compile were out..."