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Re: [Nmh-workers] Future directions for nmh

From: chad brown
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Future directions for nmh
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:56:37 -0700

The context issue (and a related client issue) is actually why I stopped using 
mh a while back. I switched professions and needed the email client on my phone 
to interact reasonably with the client on my laptop (or server typically 
accessed via laptop). For a while, I ssh’d into a server and ran nmh commands 
from my phone, but that proved to be reasonably painful and didn’t look like it 
was going to improve anytime soon (frequent if simple MIME content didn’t help).

I looked at a couple webmail systems (Squirrel is the name I recall, but there 
were a couple, including at least one home-brew), but the overhead of syncing 
status between the systems proved to be irritating enough that I just gave in 
to imap everywhere. 

This makes me happy to hear about a potential future mh (style?) interface to 
imap servers. I had briefly considered something like what Paul Vixie is (I 
believe) suggesting could be adapted from prayer, but at the time I thought the 
overhead of a personal mh daemon seemed like a dealbreaker. I had that initial 
reaction reading Paul’s mail, but since it’s relatively common for my laptop to 
run a few hundred processes while doing “nothing”, maybe that’s outdated 

Sorry for the ramble; mostly what I wanted to say was “interesting idea” and 
“I’m glad I’m still following nmh, even if I haven’t really used it in a while”.


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