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From: damian at sentex.net (Damian Gerow)
Subject: OT: (*Again?*) Mail Clients (Was: Re: Is the FBI using email Web bugs?)

Thus spake Jonathan A. Zdziarski (jonathan@...learelephant.com) [08/01/04 14:35]:
> Lack of features != security

In the past three years, I have used (for longer than a period of two
weeks):

    - Eudora 5/6
    - Outlook
    - Outlook Express
    - Thunderbird
    - Netscape Mail
    - Evolution
    - KMail
    - TheBat!
    - elm
    - pine
    - mutt
    - I continue to use webmail apps on and off

And mutt is, by far, the cleanest and most feature-rich MUA in the list.
TheBat! comes in at a close second, but everything else falls to a distant
something else.

It's fast, it's clean, it's straightforward, it's *extremely* configurable,
and I can use it from anywhere I can get an SSH prompt.  I have recently
come across elmo, and will be giving it a try in the coming months.

While your statement may be true (!features != security), mutt has more
features than any other MUA in the list.  But it is also, by far, the most
secure MUA I've used -- no direct tie-in to the OS, no dependance on any
vulnerable applications, no auto-run of code, etc.

  - Damian


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