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i3

Post by thepenquin » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:39 pm

Been useing i3 window manager on microwatt/os for over a week on a Toshiba Satellite C660/C660D

I love using this laptop now, only firefox is a little slow
Swapping windows and creating new ones and opening terminal is such a breeze.

Searching for a light method of reading and sending my Yahoo-Mail as this is slow
responding in firefox web browser
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Re: i3

Post by archification » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:08 pm

https://github.com/LukeSmithxyz/mutt-wizard
Go have a look at that if you don't mind doing email in a terminal window.

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Re: i3

Post by thepenquin » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:14 pm

archification wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:08 pm
https://github.com/LukeSmithxyz/mutt-wizard
Go have a look at that if you don't mind doing email in a terminal window.
I shall indeed
Thank-you
I love the command line
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Re: i3

Post by DistroTube » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:34 pm

There are a few terminal email clients out there. Neomutt is nice. If you are an emacs user, you can check your email in emacs with a program called mu4e, which is rather easy to setup in comparison to neomutt and looks very nice.

I you prefer a proper GUI email client, then Thunderbird is kind of the standard on Linux. Geary is another nice option that I've used.

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Re: i3

Post by archification » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:51 am

Yeah the script I linked to is meant to setup neomutt easily. I agree that it definitely can be a pain to get it running manually on your own.
Thunderbird is nice but I didn't mention it because op suggested he wanted to move away from firefox. Thunderbird always felt very similar to firefix to me.

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Re: i3

Post by thepenquin » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:07 pm

Not got this set up yet.

Tried Yahoo in lynks but unable to get to controls needed.

Even Thunderbird failed to authenticate, I looked and looked for a yahoo setting
to allow it , but to no avail.

The emacs mail client , I have problems there too.

Still working on this project.
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