Out of the vast sea of Linux mail clients, for some forgotten reason I have latched on to alpine.
Or re-alpine, as I should say, since the Arch version has moved to a rebranded version. (That was a joke. Get it? 🙄 )
Why do I insist on using such a (comparatively) heavy, over-featureful, rather obtuse mail and news reader to check my meager four or five GMail accounts once a day?
I really don’t know.
Well, that’s not true. I do know. I stick with alpine — ahem, re-alpine for two or three quick reasons.
- It was fairly easy to figure out, for setting up rules and patterns.
- It worked on the first try for me.
- I’ve got most of the configurations saved from three or four years ago, and it’s just easier this way.
Oh, that last one is a terrible reason. Skip that one.
Truth be told, I feel no allegiance to alpine. It worked when mutt didn’t, five years ago when I was eager to find something to check my email without requiring a mouse.