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meli, a new mail client for the terminal - pre-alpha release

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  1. cos
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    As an avid user of aerc, I'm super excited to see more competition in this space. I'm deeply curious about what the future has in store for terminal mail clients.

    As an avid user of aerc, I'm super excited to see more competition in this space. I'm deeply curious about what the future has in store for terminal mail clients.

    4 votes
  2. hook
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    I’ve been a bit out of touch with terminal MUA for several years now, but grew up on (al)pine, after settling for KMail later on. In this thread I’ve already seen several terminal MUA mentioned...

    I’ve been a bit out of touch with terminal MUA for several years now, but grew up on (al)pine, after settling for KMail later on.

    In this thread I’ve already seen several terminal MUA mentioned that I never heard of before. I thought on the terminal Mutt was simply king and that was that. How has the scene progressed in the past decade (or two)?

    2 votes
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    DevNull
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    I ask this sincerely and not as a jab - former elm/pine/etc fan here, grew up on a vt100 - but just how big is the terminal-using community nowdays? I would love a new email client, I've tried...

    I ask this sincerely and not as a jab - former elm/pine/etc fan here, grew up on a vt100 - but just how big is the terminal-using community nowdays? I would love a new email client, I've tried them all, and hated every one of them. But text mode? (or am I misunderstanding? guess I should just get it and take a look LOL)

    1 vote
    1. Lawrencium265
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      I think the gist with most terminal based programs is that they're for automation or at the very least larger scale operations. The main issue I have with using the terminal is that my memory is...

      I think the gist with most terminal based programs is that they're for automation or at the very least larger scale operations. The main issue I have with using the terminal is that my memory is terrible, so I have to look up how to perform basic tasks all the time.

      2 votes
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      Eva
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      It's actually pretty large, surprisingly. I wouldn't recommend meli, but I'd definitely recommend Drew DeVault's aerc2.

      It's actually pretty large, surprisingly.

      I wouldn't recommend meli, but I'd definitely recommend Drew DeVault's aerc2.

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        hook
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        This looks really intriguing. Do the contact and calendar parts work yet? Calendars are hard.

        This looks really intriguing. Do the contact and calendar parts work yet? Calendars are hard.

        1 vote
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          Eva
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          I'ven't a clue! Assuming the worst, though, aerc supports extension of functionality via pipes and other terminal programs; it shouldn't take much, I'd think.

          I'ven't a clue! Assuming the worst, though, aerc supports extension of functionality via pipes and other terminal programs; it shouldn't take much, I'd think.

          1. hook
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            I looked at it a bit and according to this bug ticket it hasn’t even started yet, but they plan to implement Calcurse.

            I looked at it a bit and according to this bug ticket it hasn’t even started yet, but they plan to implement Calcurse.

            1 vote
  4. ntgg
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    They say it is an ECS model, but I am pretty sure that it is not an ECS model? If it was an ECS model, that seems like it would be way overkill for something like this. I'm looking forward to it...

    They say it is an ECS model, but I am pretty sure that it is not an ECS model? If it was an ECS model, that seems like it would be way overkill for something like this. I'm looking forward to it getting IMAP support though, always good to have more stuff like this.