I received several recommndations for mutt, hypermail,netscape, etc. At
his point, we will most likely go with hypermail so that the info will be
available via www.
Thanks to:Scott Morris, Michael Pavlov, Claus Assmann, Miquel Cabanas,
Michael Pins, Edward C. Zimmerman, Jim Harmon, Frank Cusack, Tim Carlson,
Michael Hill, Karl Vogel, Rodney C. Marable, Ian MacPhedran, Edwin
Groeneschey, Rich Kulawiec, Sweth Chandramouli, David Thorburn-Gun,
Scenario: I have several mail archives (mailboxes) with technical
mail. I am looking for a tool that is able to follow a "thread" of mail,
most likely using the subject line to determine thread membership. Does
anyone know of such a tool? All suggestions appreciated.
How about PINE. I use it just for the threading ability.
Netscape does a very good job.
mutt can do this. See:
i think Hypermail is what you're looking for... although it generates
HTML pages to interface to the sorted sort mails and you may not like
Most newsreaders will read mailfiles. I read all my mailing lists with nn
(actually nnview). It will thread a mailfile just like a newsgroup. If
you have nn installed and the mailfolder is named foo.bar, just run:
% nnview foo.bar
Edward C. Zimmermann;
Better.. A tool that lets one index and search mail, including digests and
that also can track threads.. In can also index all kinds of other
including HTML, News etc.
If you look down the page you will see a few MAILFOLDER demos including an
archive from Sun Managers list..
The beta for SPARC Solaris 2.5/2.6 is FREE.
Netscape's mail program does so.
Try sorting by subject! Other than that, emacs will do what you want,
and there is a MUA call MUTT that will work well. You can find pointers
to MUTT at www.qmail.org.
You could use hypermail to HTMLize the mail. It can sort by
just do a search for hypermail.102.tar
I use mutt, which has a lot of cool features,
including message threading. For more information, visit
<A HREF="http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~me/mutt/">The mutt home page</A>.
1. Read your mail using the GNUs newsreader, somewhere under
2. Convert your existing archives to web-format using hypermail or
MHonArc. Both work well. I prefer hypermail because it will
four different indexes for viewing mail messages: sort by author,
date, subject, or thread.
hypermail: http://www.w3.org under the Tools directory
Rodney C. Marable:
You are looking for something that does mail filtering.
Netscape Communicator and exmh, among others, have this capability.
It looks like you're using pine. Pine can do this by going to the index
(i) selecting (;) text (t) in the subject (s), typing in the subject string,
press return, then zoom in (z) on those messages.
You can than apply (a) commands to those messages.
You could use Hypermail to generate HTML files of your mailbox.
It sorts the messages on date, author and thread.
I use 'mutt' as my mailer; it's a descendant, more or less, of elm,
which is a descendant, more or less, of Berkeley mail. Mutt handles
this very nicely and, of the dozens of mail clients I've fiddled with,
does the job the best. (I'm still converting my fingers' idea of
the keystrokes from elm, but it's worth it.)
for the whole story.
the mutt email client allows threaded reading of mail, by both
references and in-reply-to header, along with (as an option) subject.
pine, i have been told, also does threaded reading.
Have you tried mutt? It's a mail user agent (a la pine, elm, mush,
mail, etcetc) that supports threading (and a host of other
for info. They're even working on support for compressed mail
netscape or xemacs will do it.
Thanks to all,
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