[freebsd-questions] mutt was a failure, alternatives?

Igor V. Ruzanov igorr at canmos.ru
Wed Apr 2 14:55:39 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2 Apr 2014, Lena at lena.kiev.ua wrote:

|> my attempt at compiling mutt with sasl support was
|> a major failure.
|> may i know the usual approach used for email under
|> freebsd 10?
|I use Mutt since when version 1.4 was the default. It doesn't support SMTP
|(hasn't smtp_url config option), outgoing mail is sent via pipe to sendmail
|(or a sendmail-compatible MTA: Exim, Postfix, perhaps "ssmtp" too).
|I use port mail/sendmail-sasl (sendmail+tls+sasl2-8.14.8).
|Mutt 1.5 also does that if you don't specify smtp_url.
|Mutt doesn't need SASL for pulling incoming mail via POP3 (port 110) and
|POP3S (encrypted, port 995).

You could try PINE - fully functional console Program for Internet News 
and Email. Supported protocols SMTP/IMAP4 (but not POP3). With or without 
SSL/TLS. I use PINE since 1997, happy and satisfied.

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