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Re: [tlug] [OT] email client tips?

On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:24:03PM +0900, Travis Cardwell wrote:
> On 2014年04月25日 02:48, Daniel A. Ramaley wrote:
> > On my short list of clients to evaluate are claws and sylpheed. I'll
> > watch this thread for other ideas as well. I haven't switched yet
> > because i don't really have time to take a day to just test out a mail
> > client.
> I tried Claws recently, and I never got it working with my SSL
> certificates (signed by my own CA).  I unfortunately did not take notes,
> so I do not have the details.

At my last company, our LDAP server had self signed certs, as it was only
for us.  Our C level users had Outlook, most others had thunderbird, and it
was almost funny.  Firstly, it used to be that the first time you used a
server with a self signed cert, you could do, as one does with firefox,
yes, I accept it.  But no, not with Thunderbird, after--I don't remember
now, maybe 2011.  However, after joining most Linux distros in the User is
a moron way of thinking, it became a nuisance.  First, you had to set up
the server.  It would refuse to download the information--no explanation,
would just say that it failed. Then, (and only after you had tried this),
you could manually add the cert.  If you tried to manually add the cert
before setting up the server and trying to download for offline use, it
would say it couldn't find the server.

I keep thinking, reading this thread, that I really should set up mutt's
filtering with imap, but, aside from system messages where we just scan
subjects to see if there are issues, most communication is done either
through a help desk interface or, between co-workers, by irc or IM.

I don't remember why I didn't settle on claws.
On my home machine, I do use mutt by downloading and then running it
through maildrop, but aside from a few lists, and notifications of bill
payments and such, I use email less and less.

Scott Robbins
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( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 )
gpg --keyserver --recv-keys EB3467D6

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