On Fri, 12 Jun 1998 20:19:27 GMT,
Quote:> I have used Forte's FreeAgent as a Usenet reader/poster, and
> PegasusMail as an e-mail client for years under Win 3.1, WfWG 3.11
> and Win95. They are both outstanding for ease of use and intuitive
> operation out of the box, IMHO.
From what I've heard of them, that is a common feeling. Pegasus gets
extra brownie points for their anti-spam licensing.
Quote:> OK, I'm a Linux newbie (SuSE 5.2, kernel 2.0.33) and I haven't a
> clue as to every mail/news client out there. But, I've tried Mutt
> (OK, but reusing addresses is a pain, and so is configuring sendmail
> and fetchmail). I've tried Netscape (dies unless PPP connection is
> up -- no offline mail writing; news reader is so-so at best), tin
> (read the man page -- huh?) and knews (looks like it ought to be a
> good newsreader, but always wants to get every damn group from the
> NNTP server)
For mail, I used to use ml (http://people.netscape.com/max/ml/),
though I have since discovered mutt and fell in love with it. It
may take you a bit to get used to it if you didn't use Elm, but it is
a very powerful mail client, and incredibly flexible. It's well
worth learning. I'm not sure what you mean about 'reusing addresses'.
Mutt does support an address book and it's actually the first one I've
bothered to use, since I like how it fits into things.
I used to use Knews for news (you can configure it to not get the entire
newsgroup list (aka 'active') on each connect, though: try the -active
option. Since then, I found slrn, which is much faster and has far
better kill-file support.
Quote:> So, this is a cry for help. Are there apps out there that work as
> well as FreeAgent and Pegasus?
Don't confuse 'ease of learning' with 'ease of use'. Mutt and Slrn are
both incredibly powerful and easy to use, though they may take more time
to learn than Agent or Pegasus. The time spent learning them will
reward you greatly.
Brian Moore Kill A Spammer For Jesus
Sysadmin, C/Perl Hacker, Usenet Vandal