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

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at kathe.in
Wed Apr 2 15:57:22 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 06:50:08PM +0400, Igor V. Ruzanov wrote:
> 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.

yes, just tried it out, like it a bit, but found it sluggish compared
to "mutt".
btw, the outgoing was a failure with alpine too. :(


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