[aur-general] Mutt vs Gmail (Was: An idea for vim scripts/plugins)

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Mon May 11 10:30:26 EDT 2009

Well, I have all my mailing lists neatly arraged here and so on. They
get filed to labels and archived automatically so that I can read them
in a unified place. I'd have to change this up so that they go to the
inbox, and that screws up my mail filtering in gmail then (afaik). It
kind of forces me to compromise one way or another (either have the
nice tidy thing in gmail, or the nice tidy thing on my one box, but
not both). Since gmail offers it anywhere, I prefer to do it this way.

Also, despite the mutt way being pretty nice and unixy (letting me
script it easily into my window manager and so on), gmail just has an
excellent interface with the folding, images, and so on. I hate to not
use the classic mail setup everywhere, but it's just not as tidy
anymore :/

What do people think on this topic? I personally find gmail to be
extremely convenient, but I'm willing to be enlightened otherwise.


On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Ricardo Martins <ricardo at scarybox.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 May 2009 10:05, Andrei Thorp wrote:
>> Ah, I see. I've changed the setting in gmail to always use UTF-8.
>> Guess that should take care of it.
>> (Fyi, I use mutt et al at work, but I find it too convenient to have a
>> well maintained online mailbox that I can access in many places)
>> -AT
> What's wrong with mutt + offlineimap? That's what I use with my google apps mail
> account (this one). This way I can use both mutt and the webinterface. :)
> Regards,
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