On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 22:38:03 +0800, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > What irc, pop mail, and usenet clients from gmone or kde or x would > you recommend to use on xfce?
My setup is a bit `unusual' for those who like holistic approaches to the desktop, like GNOME and KDE, but I use GNU Emacs for email, news and IRC (sometimes for web browsing too). Gnus, running inside a separate Emacs instance, is a very good email & news reader. It supports MIME, PGP encryption, email filtering and archival; it can connect through POP or IMAP; it supports authentication methods like POP+SSL; it can read email from Unix mailboxes, MH-folders, or Maildirs; it can fetch & cache email from multiple sources; it can score Usenet messages with customizable rules, so you only have to read what you prefer instead of everything, and so on... The feature list is just too huge to include here. The ERC module (included in the latest Emacs 22.X releases) is a quite flexible and nice IRC client. It integrates well with the rest of Emacs, so you get the full power of a magnificent editor in all your IRC windows; it can connect to multiple servers; it can use Bitlbee as a back-end for instant messaging; but most importantly it can be tuned, customized and extended right there from within Emacs, like any other Emacs Lisp application. If you have used GNU Emacs and you feel comfortable working with it, these two (Gnus and ERC) can probably be a very useful and powerful combo. More information about them (and many other Emacs modules) is available online at the Emacs Wiki: http://www.emacswiki.org/CategoryGnus http://www.emacswiki.org/ERC These two aren't exactly XFCE-specific, but I consider this a huge advantage, instead of a short-coming :-) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"