My UCI mail goes to MH first (maildelivery hooks copy the mail to an
archive file, and filter mailing list messages into various folders).
If I get an attachment that I can't handle easily on Solaris, I dist the
message to my Gmail account. (Before Gmail, I was dist'ing to another
mailbox that I POP'd with Thunderbird on a Windows PC.) I haven't found
a dist command in Gmail or Thunderbird; if you know of one, let me know.
The biggest change for me personally is using a Windows laptop. If
I'm not at my Solaris desktop, displaying non-text content (over my
putty/ssh connection) is more challenging. When I get mailed a
URL, I have to cut/paste it into Firefox (on the laptop). I sometimes
use NX (nomachine.com
) or Cygwin-X, but its often easier to just view
the content directly on the laptop. Gmail (or Thunderbird) makes clicking
on URLs trivial.
I've started using Gmail as my primary mailbox for my LA Drupal-related
mail, since it doesn't need to be stored on my UCI server and the spam-
rejection is more necessary.