• Claws Mail Rules (superb news reader software)

    From Claws Mail Client@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jan 11 12:06:49 2022
    XPost: news.software.readers

    I tried claws-mail many years ago. I was not greatly impressed. But that was many years ago when the project was young.

    Today I installed the recent version of claws-mail for testing. I am not disappointed. I am surprised.

    On first run I set up a email account in the wizard. Then when the main window presented itself I clicked on 'Configuration' > 'Edit Accounts' and added a NNTP/Usenet account there. It is similar to its evil twin, Sylpheed, but claws-mail is much more
    finely tuned and now I won't touch Sylpheed which is no longer installed.

    Claws-mail opens instantly, faster than my xed text editor. I am not exaggerating. It snaps right open at least twice as fast as xed, in about 1/3 of a second. Thunderbird takes anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds to present its interface depending on which
    computer I use.

    After setting up a NNTP server and some fiddling with font and layout settings I clicked:

    View > Layout > Small Screen

    ....... and the result is pure joy on both small and large screen.

    The 'small screen' layout is beautifully simple and efficient. It almost exactly how I envision a perfect messaging interface. I see none of the problems of MOSHILLA DUNDERBURD / WUNDERTURD client.

    I was really surprised at how well-designed claws-mail has become over the years. It is fast. Even on a low-powered device the interface responds instantly.

    It will probably take 30+ minutes for a new user to check out all the options and set up the interface exactly so.

    The number of options allows a very fine-grained tuning of the workflow.

    I strongly recommend that seasoned Usenetizens and SysAdmins tell newbies to use claws-mail and try either the 'Small Screen' layout on FHD screens or the '3-column' layout if they have a 4K screen. Explain to them that after using it for an hour or so
    it will all solidify in their mind. Claws-mail is much superior to Thunderbird in design and integration.

    $ echo "I'm hooked by the claws."
    $ sudo apt-get purge thunderbird* -y
    $ rm -rfv ~/.thunderbird &> /dev/toilet

    --

    Claws-mail rules!

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  • From Johnny@21:1/5 to Claws Mail Client on Tue Jan 11 08:07:10 2022
    XPost: news.software.readers

    On Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:06:49 -0000 (UTC)
    Claws Mail Client <claws@mail.client> wrote:

    I tried claws-mail many years ago. I was not greatly impressed. But
    that was many years ago when the project was young.

    Today I installed the recent version of claws-mail for testing. I am
    not disappointed. I am surprised.

    On first run I set up a email account in the wizard. Then when the
    main window presented itself I clicked on 'Configuration' > 'Edit
    Accounts' and added a NNTP/Usenet account there. It is similar to its
    evil twin, Sylpheed, but claws-mail is much more finely tuned and now
    I won't touch Sylpheed which is no longer installed.

    Claws-mail opens instantly, faster than my xed text editor. I am not exaggerating. It snaps right open at least twice as fast as xed, in
    about 1/3 of a second. Thunderbird takes anywhere from 5 to 15
    seconds to present its interface depending on which computer I use.

    After setting up a NNTP server and some fiddling with font and layout settings I clicked:

    View > Layout > Small Screen

    ....... and the result is pure joy on both small and large screen.

    The 'small screen' layout is beautifully simple and efficient. It
    almost exactly how I envision a perfect messaging interface. I see
    none of the problems of MOSHILLA DUNDERBURD / WUNDERTURD client.

    I was really surprised at how well-designed claws-mail has become
    over the years. It is fast. Even on a low-powered device the
    interface responds instantly.

    It will probably take 30+ minutes for a new user to check out all the
    options and set up the interface exactly so.

    The number of options allows a very fine-grained tuning of the
    workflow.

    I strongly recommend that seasoned Usenetizens and SysAdmins tell
    newbies to use claws-mail and try either the 'Small Screen' layout on
    FHD screens or the '3-column' layout if they have a 4K screen.
    Explain to them that after using it for an hour or so it will all
    solidify in their mind. Claws-mail is much superior to Thunderbird in
    design and integration.

    $ echo "I'm hooked by the claws."
    $ sudo apt-get purge thunderbird* -y
    $ rm -rfv ~/.thunderbird &> /dev/toilet


    I have used Claws Mail for the at least the last seven years. It's the
    best Usenet client I have found. I like it mainly for its processing
    and filtering rules, you can filter on anything in the headers.

    For about the last two years Claws Mail had a problem with a
    segmentation fault, it would freeze up and eventually shutdown. That
    seems to have been corrected in version 4.0.0.

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  • From Christian Schumacher@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jan 11 16:21:31 2022
    XPost: news.software.readers

    Claws Mail Client <claws@mail.client> in news.software.readers:

    I strongly recommend that seasoned Usenetizens and SysAdmins tell newbies to use claws-mail and try either the 'Small Screen' layout on FHD screens or the '3-column' layout if they have a 4K screen. Explain to them that after using it for an hour or so
    it will all solidify in their mind. Claws-mail is much superior to Thunderbird in design and integration.

    I'd suggest to fix From, Message-ID and line length.
    Would make your ballyhoo more creditable.

    --
    Regards
    Christian

    ┬╗Billige Sofas setzen sich mehr und mehr durch.┬ź

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  • From Rockinghorse Winner@21:1/5 to Claws Mail Client on Thu Jan 13 12:44:59 2022
    XPost: news.software.readers

    On 2022-01-11, Claws Mail Client <claws@mail.client> wrote:
    I tried claws-mail many years ago. I was not greatly impressed. But that was many years ago when the project was young.

    Today I installed the recent version of claws-mail for testing. I am not disappointed. I am surprised.

    On first run I set up a email account in the wizard. Then when the main window presented itself I clicked on 'Configuration' > 'Edit Accounts' and added a NNTP/Usenet account there. It is similar to its evil twin, Sylpheed, but claws-mail is much more
    finely tuned and now I won't touch Sylpheed which is no longer installed.

    Claws-mail opens instantly, faster than my xed text editor. I am not exaggerating. It snaps right open at least twice as fast as xed, in about 1/3 of a second. Thunderbird takes anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds to present its interface depending on which
    computer I use.

    After setting up a NNTP server and some fiddling with font and layout settings I clicked:

    View > Layout > Small Screen

    ....... and the result is pure joy on both small and large screen.

    The 'small screen' layout is beautifully simple and efficient. It almost exactly how I envision a perfect messaging interface. I see none of the problems of MOSHILLA DUNDERBURD / WUNDERTURD client.

    I was really surprised at how well-designed claws-mail has become over the years. It is fast. Even on a low-powered device the interface responds instantly.

    It will probably take 30+ minutes for a new user to check out all the options and set up the interface exactly so.

    The number of options allows a very fine-grained tuning of the workflow.

    I strongly recommend that seasoned Usenetizens and SysAdmins tell newbies to use claws-mail and try either the 'Small Screen' layout on FHD screens or the '3-column' layout if they have a 4K screen. Explain to them that after using it for an hour or so
    it will all solidify in their mind. Claws-mail is much superior to Thunderbird in design and integration.

    $ echo "I'm hooked by the claws."
    $ sudo apt-get purge thunderbird* -y
    $ rm -rfv ~/.thunderbird &> /dev/toilet


    I remember using Claws (and Sylpheed) in my very early days of Linux, and liking it pretty
    much. I've never like TBird - I think it is a bloated mess. But YMMV.

    --

    "Many have sought in vain to tell joyously of the Most Joyous. Now at last It declares Itself to me, now in this misery." - Holderlin

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  • From noscript@21:1/5 to Johnny on Thu Jan 13 21:57:25 2022
    XPost: news.software.readers

    On Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:07:10 -0600
    Johnny <johnny@invalid.net> wrote:

    For about the last two years Claws Mail had a problem with a
    segmentation fault, it would freeze up and eventually shutdown. That
    seems to have been corrected in version 4.0.0.



    I'm using version 3.17.8 and I haven't seen any segfault so far.

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