Re: Choose mail client.

I'd like to see a configurable command line interface to a mail client, a la the interface to a print 
spooler.  One of the great strengths of a lot of this non-proprietary software is that bundling is not a 
required feature.  Wrapping everything up in a neat package is fine, so long as it is not mandatory.  If one 
does not get to choose their mail client, or desktop manager, or graphing subsystem, I think that that is 
trading away some of the reason one might not want to just go Microsoft, and eschew all this project 
complication.  After all, isn't the reason for well defined ORB interfaces (etc) so that one can use 
"something else" in the first place?

-- Norm Reitzel

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 00:34:22 -0500 Jody Goldberg <jody gnome org> wrote:

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 10:11:24PM +0100, Morten Bo Johansen wrote:

When accessing the File/Send menu to send a sheet by mail it
currently does nothing for me -- I click on "send" but nothing
happens. I suppose I need to install particular mail client
like Evolution?
Yes, the implementation in 1.0.x uses bonobo to connect to
evolutions interfaces.  I doubt another mailer supports them.
Could I custumize this so I could use e.g. Mutt instead?
I'd like to support this.  In 1.1.x we'll be using a command line
based interface to evolution.  A simple mapping script could be used
to tweak the command line flags and launch mutt in an xterm.
However, this has not yet been done.

It would be a good project though.
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