OT: (*Again?*) Mail Clients (Was: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Is the FBI using email Web bugs?)
damian at sentex.net
Thu Jan 8 19:41:36 GMT 2004
Thus spake Jonathan A. Zdziarski (jonathan at nuclearelephant.com) [08/01/04 14:35]:
> Lack of features != security
In the past three years, I have used (for longer than a period of two
- Eudora 5/6
- Outlook Express
- Netscape Mail
- I continue to use webmail apps on and off
And mutt is, by far, the cleanest and most feature-rich MUA in the list.
TheBat! comes in at a close second, but everything else falls to a distant
It's fast, it's clean, it's straightforward, it's *extremely* configurable,
and I can use it from anywhere I can get an SSH prompt. I have recently
come across elmo, and will be giving it a try in the coming months.
While your statement may be true (!features != security), mutt has more
features than any other MUA in the list. But it is also, by far, the most
secure MUA I've used -- no direct tie-in to the OS, no dependance on any
vulnerable applications, no auto-run of code, etc.
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