Linked by Sharif Islam on Fri 30th Jul 2004 08:28 UTC
Internet & Networking I had been an avid user of Pine for almost five years. Recently, I decided to move to a greener posture. I dumped my good old Pine and settled with a graphical client. Although, sometime I miss the simple, fast, text based interface, the new relationship is shaping up to be an exciting one. We have our bad times, but overall I am happy with the switch.
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RE: thanks
by Anonymous on Fri 30th Jul 2004 16:17 UTC

I would recommend something more effective like Popfile (

Also Mozilla is lacking some important features (well I believe there are just no GUIs for the back-end features which are implemented):

Configurable folder for where Deleted Messages are moved (IMAP).
Identity support (allow choosing from multiple From's for one mail account).
The offline support also need some work, it frequently "loses" messages I have already downloaded.
Faster loading of folders. It takes three seconds to open an IMAP folder, no matter what. Just show me the damn cached messages, and don't ask like the interface is completely frozen. Add the new ones as they arrive, even Outlook Express can do this.
There is no reason to change the title of the application every time I change folders.
There is no reason to open a new window every time I double click on a folder. Maybe I double clicked because I'm tired of waiting for it to load so slowly! Now I have two windows, run slowly.

Unfortunately, the authors are busy adding RSS support, and other useless bloat, but maybe someday the interface will be usable.