[FoRK] Tell Me, Oh Mages...

Adam L Beberg beberg
Wed Oct 26 12:44:57 PDT 2005

Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) wrote on 10/25/2005 9:38 PM:
> I'm going to have to send the PowerBook in for Warranty service which  
> means living without the thing for two weeks.
> This means I will have to use (gag!) XP as my primary means of  
> communication for longer than I would ordinarily recommend to the  
> faint-hearted.  I need to find an email client and since you folks  read 
> so much of mine you must have very powerful email tools indeed.
> There are two, no three, no four caveats:
> 1)    Must support IMAP.  How could any mail client NOT support IMAP  in 
> this day & age?
> 2)    Must NOT be called "Outlook", "Outlook Express", or "MS Mail"
> 3)    Must spell-check on the fly which, I will admit, I have gotten  
> used to in Mail.app
> 4)    Must not dump attachments in yer frickin' mail folder like  stupid 
> Eudora does, overwriting & renaming duplicates
> (Not that I EVER spell stuph incorrektly, mind you).
> ideally, it would be beautiful, or minimal.  I have been using  
> Thunderbird on XP but Spell-Check-On-Send is SO 1994 and couldn't  
> possibly bring myself to use it for all of my daily communications.
> So, you mavens of mail... hit me.

Thunderbird. It's very easy to transfer all your mailboxes between 
Mail.app and thunderbird since they both use straight text files. This 
is no surprise since Mail.app seems to be the design doc for Thunderbird.

Adam L. Beberg

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