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Re^3: Describe your Dream WebMail App

by jdrago_999 (Hermit)
on Jan 23, 2007 at 00:12 UTC ( #596006=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Describe your Dream WebMail App
in thread Describe your Dream WebMail App

A lot of replies talking about mutt. Unfortunately I've never used mutt.

This is probably a bad sign for anyone who needs the kinds of features mutt sounds capable of.

I now realize that the kind of tools we as developers require are much different than the kinds of tools CRM application users typically need. There the focus tends to be on making things really simple so even the dimmest bulb can manage sending and receiving email.

I suppose I'll start out with the basics (send/receive email, folders, attachments, search) and work up to more interesting things (multiple identities and SMTP servers, JAMES-esque "Maillets" and programmable templates with mail-merge.

This thing won't be replacing mutt anytime soon :)


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Re^4: Describe your Dream WebMail App
by herveus (Parson) on Jan 23, 2007 at 14:36 UTC
    Howdy!

    The biggest thing I like about mutt is the way it can organize messages in threads, in the same way a competent news reader can organize messages. Gmail groups things in "conversations", but it seems to use only the subject line, so it fragments threads into multiple bits. Further, it loses the tree structure of threads in its presentation. Mutt will show the tree structure, so I have a fighting chance of knowing which message someone responded to.

    I'm too lazy (and have too many other things on my plate at present) to tackle the problem myself, so I just keep using mutt and whine about it from time to time.

    Good luck with your project.

    yours,
    Michael

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