I was starting something with ALPINE, however since your link mentioned CardDAV, I am considering switching gears. :^)
I have been moving away from GMail in general - I use Evolution on my desktop (with a few of my current addresses) and similar accounts sync'ed via a Nextcloud plugin (which would require a web browser to access).
I would be interested in your progress - we could share tips as we go along.
-- Cheers, Joel Maxuel
"One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret." - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson
On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 10:28 PM Oliver Doepner <[hidden email]> wrote:
I want to switch from gmail web interface (slow) to something like this:
> On Fri, 4 Oct 2019 at 22:28, Oliver Doepner <[hidden email]>
>> I want to switch from gmail web interface (slow) to something like this:
>> https://webgefrickel.de/blog/a-modern-mutt-setup >>
>> Does anyone have experience with (parts of) the described setup?
> Not yet, but working on that. I was looking at that link on
> the weekend, hoping to replace procmail+alpine
> I have been using with Ubuntu as I set up fedora 30.
> I haven't used mutt for years, in part because it wasn't being maintained.
> Until I saw that link I wasn't aware of neomutt or msntp, but both are
> available in distro packages on fedora 30. The mu indexing tool does
> not appear to be available, but nomuch is, so I need to examine mu to
> see if it has advantages over notmuch.
> George N. White III
My intended target for this is a Pentium 4 laptop - a system that has some capacity for X apps, but life (and its 1GB RAM) would be easier to just live at the console.
I have been stripping down a previous install - dropping dbus (which seems to mean going back to sysvinit as well), removing any x login manager in favour of `startx` if need be, and probably a few other tweaks.
The result so far has been very positive in using less memory. IIRC, I can now open Firefox in LXDE, over WiFi and open a page more complex than Midori can handle, all for under 224MB used (whereas before I would have been near the 1GB limit).
I will get into this at some point, however I also have been thinking of a Linux-from-scratch scenario to help weed out other dependencies. That part may not happen since keeping it up to date would become a huge hassle, but I may end up compromising with a very base Debian install and building up from there. Either case, my old homedir would be kept intact in so progress I make with neomutt can be transferrable.