[linux-elitists] That ol' familiar MUA song (was: [Meta] Is it now possible to CC other addresses on email to linux-elitists?)

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Thu Mar 19 01:18:21 PDT 2009


On Thursday 19 March 2009 09:36:46 Ben Finney wrote:
> "Karsten M. Self" <karsten at linuxmafia.com> writes:
> > On which: I've been using Gmail for work for the past few months. It
> > sucks less than a lot of other mail clients, but mutt still sucks
> > less. Getting a new laptop configured, finally, and it's going to
> > get fetchmail + procmail + mutt on it RSN.
>
> Word, brother.
>
> I find procmail comfortable through experience, but hot damn it's
> still far more baroque than it needs to be. I've been casting sly
> glances at GNU Sieve for a couple of years.
>

Hmmm... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sieve_(mail_filtering_language) looks 
interesting. I recall a sieve implementation being installed in some webmail 
package I used, and there wasn't a way to filter based on the body. But it 
seems RFC 5173 fixed it.

I should note that there are also some CPAN modules to filter email:

* http://search.cpan.org/dist/Mail-Audit/

* http://search.cpan.org/dist/Email-Filter/

There may be something similar for other similar languages, but I'm out of the 
loop there.

In any case, I'm still using the built-in KMail filters, which are not very 
powerful, but have a good advantage of being well-integrated with KMail. So 
for example, if I move or rename a folder, KMail also changes the filter to 
point to the new path of the folder. :-D And they also can handle maildir 
folders pretty well.

> > Someone did me the favor of indicating that Mac was not a good
> > choice, either as OS or hardware....
>
> Whereas someone did *me* the favour of donating some Mac hardware a
> few years ago, which has survived far better and consumed far fewer
> resources (of all kinds I can measure) than the x86 jungle.

Was it an x86-mac or a PPC-mac?

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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