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Mutt Fork Adds Features From Notmuch 93

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the notmuch-to-this-mutt dept.
Karel Zak started a fork of Mutt back in January to integrate features the upstream authors deemed too radical, and today released the first status update. So far implemented is native notmuch support (inspired by Sup) which adds fast search, tagging, and virtual folders from notmuch queries. Unlike the current hackish solutions, all of these are available as native mutt commands and can be used in your muttrc. Additionally, patches from Debian and other distributions will be integrated. Source is over at Github, and a few screenshots are on their wiki.
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Mutt Fork Adds Features From Notmuch

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  • Re:Who uses Mutt? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Arrogant-Bastard (141720) on Friday April 06, 2012 @06:14PM (#39602541)
    Strongly seconded. Mutt is my mail client of choice -- and I've used quite a few over the decades that I've been online.

    Mutt also:

    - plays nice with tools like fetchmail, procmail and grepmail

    - lets me use MY editor-of-choice (vi, of course)

    - runs beautifully over low-bandwidth connections

    - does not fill up my screen with pretty-but-useless crap

    - allows me to define key bindings and macros to my taste

    - I can use color-coding (when on a color-supporting tty) to highlight things like URLs, email addresses, etc.

    - it does NOT parse HTML (HTML email is used exclusively by two groups of people: (1) spammers and (2) ignorant newbies who don't know any better.)

    - it handles MIME sanely -- and has a nifty feature that lets you delete individual MIME attachments, which is very handy on occasion. Adding attachments is also quite easy.

    - it supports multiple mailbox formats, it supports POP and IMAP

    - it's highly resistant to attacks by design AND implementation

    And so on.
  • Re:Who uses Mutt? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Arrogant-Bastard (141720) on Friday April 06, 2012 @06:17PM (#39602571)
    "Any serious email user who doesn't top-post."

    I once proposed that anyone who top-posted or full-quoted should lose a finger every time they did so. I believe that the overall quailty of mail traffic, particularly on large mailing lists, would be markedly improved in short order.

    Regrettably, the RFC didn't find traction within the IETF. Pity.

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