[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Nmh-workers] Front-end census

From: Peter Davis
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Front-end census
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:14:04 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

I don't want to draw this out, but mutt is *so* much faster than any other 
front end that anyone who wants to get through a large volume of mail quickly 
really should check it out. It may be that there are some potential conflicts 
with other MH programs, as Ken says, but it's possibly to make rich use of both 
mutt and MH with no such conflicts.

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:47:25AM -0500, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> A number of people have fetchmail retrieving email, or procmail feeding
> messages into rcvstore ... it comes up.

I use fetchmail, procmail and rcvstore with no problems. Again, I'm using these 
in strictly single-threaded fashion. I'm either fetching mail or reading it, 
never both at the same time.

> Do you not use custom sequences at all?  If not, then it wouldn't be
> an issue.

I do most of my mail stuff in mutt, but do pipe messages to Perl scripts which 
invoke MH commands for various things. I also use MH/nmh directly from the 
command line sometimes, but I don't create sequences that I expect to persist 
for any length of time.

For example, if I'm reading mail from the command line, I have aliases for 
going forward or backwards through the messages in a folder. Another shortcut 
allows me to add junk messages to a "garbage" sequence, which I can then delete 
when I'm done. But I don't need to preserve this sequence across multiple 


Peter Davis
The Tech Curmudgeon

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]