list issues & status

Dan Cross crossd at
Wed Nov 5 15:34:14 CST 2014

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Chris Osborn <fozztexx at> wrote:
> On Nov 5, 2014, at 1:07 PM, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 02:41:05PM -0500, Dan Cross wrote:
> >> Call me when you find someone who still uses /usr/ucb/Mail or Rand MH.
> >
> > *waves*
> >
> > I was using it yesterday.  Because it is so basic, Mail is just the
thing for
> > firing one-liners at mailing list managers and the like, without risk
of it
> > "helpfully" sending me a copy of the outgoing message as is the habit
of other
> > MUAs.
> >
> > I'm not sure I can remember how to *read* mail with it though.
> I use it all the time too since it’s very handy for system administration
duties. It’s quick to load a mailbox to see if something is in it, and it’s
handy on the command line to fire off test messages. Plus I have lots of
scripts that use it. But I definitely don’t use it as my regular mail
program anymore.


But you guys are being entirely too clever for me; I meant "when you use it
as your primary means to send and receive email."

MH I could see (via e.g. nmh) but Mail?  Surely you jest.  :-)

        - Dan C.

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