Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Jun 2017 22:03 UTC
Internet & Networking

It was almost four years ago I switched from webmail to a customized email configuration based on Notmuch and Emacs. Notmuch served as both as a native back-end that provided indexing and tagging, as well as a front-end, written in Emacs Lisp. It dramatically improved my email experience, and I wished I had done it earlier. I've really enjoyed having so much direct control over my email.

However, I'm always fiddling with things - fiddling feels a lot more productive than it actually is - and last month I re-invented my email situation, this time switching to a combination of Mutt, Vim, mu, and tmux. The entirety of my email interface now resides inside a terminal, and I’m enjoying it even more. I feel I've "leveled up" again in my email habits.

I'm fairly sure a number of OSNews readers use similar setups.

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no, never again
by l3v1 on Sat 17th Jun 2017 06:58 UTC
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Not funny. I've been around computers long enough to know enough various ways to accomplish things to easily come to the conclusion that I'm not willing to go back ~20 years in comfort and functionality (mind you, there's functionality and then there's functionality). I've used mutt (as well as other clients) back in the day, but this day is not back then anymore.

Having said that, everyone should use whatever they feel comfortable with.

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