brandon.helsley at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 4 22:47:59 UTC 2020
>If you have IMAP support, you can even try / use multiple MUAs and
see what works best for you, without requiring to have multiple
mail accounts and program-individual local mailboxes. You can even
use Thunderbird and alpine side by side, with Maildir local storage,
connecting to an IMAP account - all this is possible and does not
require complicated configurations.
That's basically what I had wanted to do since I couldn't figure postfix out withal the mail components. What I am aspiring for is to set up all my three email addresses in a local mailbox like mbox or whatever. I still don't quite understand the components. It seems as though with an mua you can set this up. So then what is fetchmail and imap programs like dovecot for if an MUA works for this. Or can I only poll mail to a local mailbox in my directory tree somewhere with MTA?
> On Jun 4, 2020 at 4:33 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Jun 2020 22:59:38 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote: > On Thu, 4 Jun 2020 15:22:16 -0600 > Brandon helsley <brandon.helsley at hotmail.com> wrote: > > > I'm doing the indentation myself. Does your mailer do the indentation for > > you or do you do it yourself? > > Many mailers know how to prefix and indent quoted material, many > even know how to re-wrap it when the indentation pushes line length > conventions. They also tend to know about the dash-dash-space-newline > signature break convention and strip signatures on reply. For example, my (older) version of Sylpheed does all this, except the signature, but it's no problem to manually remove it. In fact, it's absolutely no problem to "tidy up" a reply before sending, as it will show your respect and gratitude toward the list. By the way, this message is an excellent example of "multi-level" reply. Some MUAs even have multicolor support for this thing. :-) You can also see that people have different
reply headers and form their replies in a different way, but nothing interferes with good readability. (See infront of "Many mailers" above: ">", space, remaining tab, first words - just as it should be.) It's also not a big deal if you decide to manually do the line breaks. I have a little ruler on top of the mail composer window so I can see, in a monospace font, what columns the text occupies. > Choice of mailer is every bit as personal and contentious as choice > of text editor - FWIW I use Sylpheed and vim because they've both failed to > irritate me much for many years now. If you have IMAP support, you can even try / use multiple MUAs and see what works best for you, without requiring to have multiple mail accounts and program-individual local mailboxes. You can even use Thunderbird and alpine side by side, with Maildir local storage, connecting to an IMAP account - all this is possible and does not require complicated configurations. I fully agree with Steve's statemen
t that this choice is a very individual thing. Luckily, this is not a "once and for all times" situation, you can change your editor or mailer whenever your preferences or requirements change, without losing any data. It's even possible that you _will_ change programs as you advance and gain more experience, maybe feeling that the tools that you started with don't offer everything you need, so you begin using something else which is a better fit. By the way, several MUAs allow you to use an external editor, so if you say: I like the mailer, how it displays discussion threads and manages mailboxes, I just don't like its message editor - then you can simply use an external editor. Best of both worlds. :-) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "fre
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