[Alpine-info] Setting Mac's default email handler to alpine
mrc+uw at panda.com
Thu Dec 3 16:30:39 PST 2009
On Thu, 3 Dec 2009, Matt Ackeret wrote:
>> On Windows, it spawns PC Alpine, which I can assure you is very much a GUI
> windows != Mac, obviously, so how is that relevant AT ALL?
Because the ever-so-superior Mac can't do something that Windows has been
able to do for years.
So can Linux. It's only Mac that is broken.
>> On Ubuntu, it spawns UNIX Alpine in an X Window. I simply went to System ->
>> Preferences -> Preferred Applications -> Internet and change the "mail reader"
>> to be "alpine %s" (it was "evolution %s") and checked the "Run in terminal"
> So does that save it to your IMAP mailbox sent mail?
If you have a sent mail mailbox set up, why wouldn't it?
> Even if it does, having multiple alpines running (on the same machine) is
> kind of weird IMHO.
Why? I do it all the time, for the same reason that have multiple windows
on their screen.
> Well, it sounds like Ubuntu or something else has *special code* to
> run a CLI app in an X window.
If that is the case, then Mac is the only system which doesn't have this
> You seem to just be on a rant against the Mac.
No, it's against crappy products.
Linux GUIs were crap once upon a time and I refused to use them. The
world has changed and Ubuntu is quite usable.
-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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