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Re: [Nmh-workers] Front-end census

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Front-end census
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:08:46 -0500

>I really think you might want to consider mutt. It's not MH-specific (it
>also supports maildir, mbox, IMAP and probably a few others), but it
>certainly provides an excellent and highly customizable front-end for an MH
>mail repository.

A word of caution: mutt has the same problem that Claws Mail has, in
that it does not lock the sequence file.  Also ... a glance at the
code suggests to me that it will wipe out any sequences that are not
"unseen", "flagged", or "replied".  Although it seems like what mutt
does is write the sequences to a temporary file and then rename()s it to
the sequence file, so I suspect there won't be any sequence corruption
(but it's vulnerable to losing sequence information).

Unfortunately, all of the front-ends (and IMAP servers) that claim to
support MH mailboxes with their own implementation of the code only do
it half-assed.  People make it work, but you have to be aware of the


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