[Users] Some questions from a possible new user

Trev Carey-Smith trev at highwater.co.nz
Fri Dec 16 23:41:59 CET 2011

Hi Chris,

On 16 Dec 2011 at 22:14 +0000 Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 10:07:09PM +0000, Paul wrote:
> > On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:43:41 +0000
> > Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote: 
> > 
> > > However it means that creating a hierarchy manually and looking at
> > > it manually (i.e. from the command line) is never really going to
> > > work with claws. 
> > 
> > If you want to deal with mail via the command line then maybe MH is
> > a better choice.
> > 
> As I already said when I first asked the question I currently use
> mutt, I was just hoping that claws might work happily alongside mutt
> so that I can use either a GUI mail program (when I'm at my desktop)
> or a command line one (when I connect via ssh).

mutt can handle MH format fine (at least vers 1.5.21 can):

bash$ head -n1 ~/.muttrc
set mbox_type=MH

My setup allows me to do exactly what you want (fetchmail via
pop then procmail to sort, which I can view with either mutt or claws).


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