mail client : imap + smtp : any lightweight options?
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Mon Apr 17 13:11:03 UTC 2017
In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 672, Issue 1, Message: 6
On Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:00:36 +0530 Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh at kathe.in> wrote:
> I have been away for a while.
> Have been using a combination of mutt and msmtp as a client for
> my mail system hosted with my provider attached to my personal domain.
> There seem to have been a whole lot of changes and the mutt client
> i had been using has undergone a whole lot of changes to the way it
> is packaged, turning it into an abomination.
> A little digging helped me find mutt-lite which works well, but is shown
> to be a development branch.
> Is there any alternative to mutt which can be considered simple yet
> capable of being used for everyday mail related activities?
> I checked out alpine, but the thing goes out to download Perl, which
> is kinda scary.
Can't help with mutt; I've always used pine, in recent years alpine.
The only thing 'scary' about alpine is its number of (runtime) config
options, but I've only ever changed a few things from sane defaults.
alpine has no dependency on perl, so I'm wondering what happened there?
root at x200:/usr/ports/mail/alpine # ldd `which alpine` # [FreeBSD 9.3]
libintl.so.9 => /usr/local/lib/libintl.so.9 (0x800c1b000)
libcrypt.so.5 => /lib/libcrypt.so.5 (0x800e25000)
libpam.so.5 => /usr/lib/libpam.so.5 (0x801044000)
libncurses.so.8 => /lib/libncurses.so.8 (0x801251000)
libthr.so.3 => /lib/libthr.so.3 (0x80149f000)
libc.so.7 => /lib/libc.so.7 (0x8016c2000)
libiconv.so.3 => /usr/local/lib/libiconv.so.3 (0x801a20000)
Check full details at https://www.freshports.org/mail/alpine/
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