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Re: [Nmh-workers] masquerade settings & spost

From: Tethys
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] masquerade settings & spost
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:31:15 +0000

Robert Elz writes:

>If all you want from mh is "show/next/comp/repl/rmm" you might just as
>well use thunderbird, or sylpheed, or even outlook express - they all
>provide methods to read, delete, reply, ... to e-mail, and usually with
>a user interface that is easier to master.

Don't be so sure of that. Even just basic reading and replying is
better in nmh than anything else I've found. In particular, replcomps
is a wonderful thing. As for draft_from, I always have it turned on.
It suits my needs perfectly. I have no need to turn it off, so removing
the ability to do so wouldn't affect me personally. But nmh has a wide
variety of users, and if we can continue to cater to those that do need
to turn it off, I believe we should strive to do so (or if not, at least
provide a way to achieve the same behaviour using other methods).

>(nb: this is not to denigrate IMAP. For people whose needs it serves,
>it is just fine, it is just that those needs, and MH's requirements,
>aren't compatible.)

I tend to agree somewhat. I have no problem with people wanting to add
an IMAP backend to nmh. I guess I can see some situations in which it
might be useful. But personally, it's not something I can see myself
using. I want all of my data sat on my own machines where I have control
of it, not on a remote server somewhere, and that includes email. So
even were I to use IMAP, I'd be doing so as a POP replacement. I can
vaguely see that I could use an IMAP server on one of my own servers,
but I'm not seeing any advantages over just having my mail in my home
directory as I currently do. I appreciate that others have different
requirements to me, though.


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