pine vs mutt - was: Re: pgp/mime vs in-line pgp

Stewart V. Wright svwright+lists at
Wed Apr 14 19:45:44 CEST 2004

G'day Atom,

* Atom 'Smasher' <atom-gpg at> [040414 18:04]:
> i'd like to switch to a free (as in speech) MUA for ideological reasons.
> and of course, everyone knows that mutt is ~better~.

*Grin*  Mutt is better - before you even look at the freedom issue,
but that is a side issue.

> i've tried mutt several times, and i'm willing to learn a new interface,
> but it just can't do what i need. i've asked in the mutt mailing list &
> usenet, but i'm told the problem (with colors) is in ncurses/slang, not
> mutt. either way, mutt can't do what i need, and in the meantime pine can,
> and for me the color support is necessary.
> i keep checking back with mutt every few years, and when they get the
> color support as good as pine has, i'm confident that i can either
> configure everything else the way i need it or write my own hooks.

Do you want to take this off-list for a while to see if I can make any
suggestions to help your transition?

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