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A Man And His Mutt

Looking for an email client that offers superior performancewithout sacrificing on features? Take a look at Mutt, the planet's coolestmail client, from the perspective of a long-time fan and user, and find outwhat you've been missing.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. A Man And His Mutt
  2. Feature Overload
  3. Road Test
  4. Room With A View
  5. Don't Ask
  6. Looking Good, Feeling Better
  7. Three's A Crowd
  8. Reach Out And Touch Someone
  9. Hooking Up
  10. Beep Beep
  11. Webcrawling
By: Vikram Vaswani, (c) Melonfire
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December 04, 2001

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Like most people who get a lot of email, and are compelled (by necessity or boredom) to respond to it, I'm pretty picky about my email client.

Me, I'm not a big fan of those graphically-rich clients, complete with detachable toolbars and searchable help. I'll take economy over excess any day - give me a nice, uncluttered interface, a simple man page and power to spare for those occasions when I need it, and I'm a happy guy. My dream email client is a lot like my dream car, the Ferrari F355 Spider: plain-vanilla seats, a simple dashboard and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under six seconds.

Which is probably why I like Mutt so much. It fits the description above perfectly - it's small, fast, flexible and comes packed with enough features to make most other mail clients crumple up and cry for Mommy. It's also free, which immediately makes it a whole lot more affordable than the F355.

Now, I know there are going to be people out there who disagree with me on this. They're going to say that Mutt sucks, and that they know a dozen email clients which are better/faster/cooler. Take my advice and don't bother listening to their misinformed chatter. Instead, do what I do: drop into fifth and accelerate past them while they're still talking. Very few things are as satisfying.

 
 
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