Hi folks !
I was thinking about writing some documentation about email (and maybe
more) encryption using GnuPG. The target would be not-so-techy tilde
users. And the objective would be that anybody can use public key
encryption if they want to with minimal hassle.
I would like to know what people use for handling email, as I've been
using mutt for so long I don't really know what other folks do.
Please answer to this post (I'll publish it also on bbj and maybe
tilde.news) with your combo of OS/email agent or simply with a "not
That way I'll have an idea of what config examples to include on the
docs or that perhaps there's no interest at all in this and I can use my
time on other stuff ...
That's it, please take a couple of minutes to answer this ;-)
Have a nice day !
GnuPG key: https://onna.be/44CA735E.asc
> I would like to know what people use for handling email, as I've been
> using mutt for so long I don't really know what other folks do.
It depends on my platform.
On my daily driver (currenly Debian Stable; slated to become FreeBSD in
the near future), I tend to use Claws mail but have been (sloooowly)
transitioning over to mutt/neomutt.
For most of the other boxes that I manage, it's either mutt/neomutt for
anything that requires real mail management, or mail(1) for those where
I just need to read system messages and delete them without replying.
Here on tilde, I've given myself the challenge of using only mail(1) as
my mail interface (including to compose this) and ed(1) as my $EDITOR.
It's been a great way to sharpen those skills.
> That way I'll have an idea of what config examples to include on
> the docs or that perhaps there's no interest at all in this and I can
> use my time on other stuff ...
I'll grant I'm a bit of an outlier with mail(1), but the other two are
pretty common based on the other replies I've seen here.
For my every day mail, I use K9 and Claws. For tilde maile, I just use mail(1). If a mail client requires much more configuration than putting in my address, server, and password, I'll pretty much check out. I don't care about every single option, I just need something to barf text onto my screen.
That said, I'll still read your gpg documentation. =)