How do I use the terminal as an email client?

YUNO

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I really dislike Mail, mac's email client, and I know that there is a way to use terminal for the same purpose. How do I do it? I've tried some techniques, in which you send emails through terminal but people can't reply to them. That's not what i'm interested in though, i want to be able to send emails and have people reply to them, and be able to check my mail on my terminal. How do I do it? :eek:
 

YUNO

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I knew I could do that, Chown33. Not too helpful.
 
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jiminaus

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I knew I could do that, Chown33. Not too helpful.
Why would we waste our time reproducing here what's already been done on the web?


There's also alpine and mutt, if you're truely looking for a text-based email client.

Have you looked at Mozilla Thunderbird?


BTW People probably can't reply to email you've been sending via terminal because the mail headers have something like From: me@localhost. This is likely to be the same with any of pine, alpine and mutt by default. You'll have to configure them so that the From (and possibly Reply-To) headers have your actual email address.
 
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maflynn

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I knew I could do that, Chown33. Not too helpful.
Chown33' given you the tools to get you going. He's not here to hold your hand and to tell you step by step. By providing you with the product, getting from what is there to how do you use it, is rather simple. Do your own research.
 
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Shrink

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Chown33' given you the tools to get you going. He's not here to hold your hand and to tell you step by step. By providing you with the product, getting from what is there to how do you use it, is rather simple. Do your own research.
Completely agree ^^^

If you want step by step handholding, call Applecare. If it can be done, they'll help you do it.

You'll learn more doing it yourself.

BTW, being rude to Chown33, who offered you excellent help, was deplorable.

IMO an apology owed.
 

balamw

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Just for the record: Fink and Macports both have ports of many of the various text based mail clients mentioned in the thread so far including mutt, pine, alpine, ...

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