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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Text-based client with folder view
by Ken Smith on Fri 30th Jul 2004 20:59 UTC

I couldn't help noticing the assertion that you need a graphical client to have a folder view. Not true. Mutt has this (not officially yet). http://vorlon.cwru.edu/~jrh29/mutt/ The screenshot is fearsome. http://vorlon.cwru.edu/~jrh29/mutt/mutt_shot_patch8.png If you configure your ~/.mailcap to run text/html through a filter to textize HTML, you're set. With this and w3m, you can get by on terminal windows alone.