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New Email Client on the Way?

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Email handling seem to continue to be a sore spot in the Linux software realm. Thunderbird and Kmail are two very popular applications, but both present with issues. Claws and Sylpheed had their own problems. Geary recently made an appearance, but is still far from production-ready. What's a Linux user to do? Well, if your name is Steve Kemp, you just write your own.

Steve Kemp began complaining over a month ago on his blog about how an update to his chosen distribution broke one of his favorite features in Mutt, the terminal email client that "sucks less." He said his choices were to start maintaining Mutt for Debian again, or, in classic easier said than done manner, write his own. And sure 'nuf, that's exactly what he's doing.

By May 7, Kemp had a working email client.

rest here




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