On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:23:34 -0800, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>       Trying to install a GUI MUA has me wedged ... and lost!!
>       I've been trying to get the mozilla mail/news suite to 
>       work for a long time--well, on and off!  I finally
>       installed cucipop on NS1.THOUGHT.ORG and tried to start it.
>       [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/local/etc/rc.d#        /usr/local/libexec/cucipop -Y
>       cucipop: Can't bind socket 110

Something is probably already listening on port 110.  Check sockstat -l (if
it's FreeBSD, or check to see if something in inetd is grabbing it...).

>       NS1 had a valid IP address; my two other systems are internal,
>       private, invisible from the outside.  At any rate, after some
>       pondering I altered the 'news and mail' configuration.  Voila;
>       mail *is* sent out (in HTML).  But not received... (???)
>       /var/mail/kline is my spool; mozilla can't see this for some
>       reason.  

mozilla doesn't know about these sort of mailboxes.  It only knows about
imap and pop3.

>       evolution refuses to build because some of the GNOME libs
>       won't upgrade.  (Of my 400 ports, just 11 seem broken.)
>       Can anybody recommend a GUI mail program that doesn't have
>       so many dependencies?

portupgrade might help your GNOME libs upgrade.  Anyhow, I use
sylpheed-claws (basically the more cutting edge version of sylpheed).

>       1.) Do I really need pop3? 

If you want to use mozilla.

>       2.) How do I get the mozilla mail to recognize the mail in my spool
>       dir?

You probably don't.

>       3.) What is a decent MUA?

that's debatable.  I consider what I use to be decent :P 

Robin Schoonover (aka End)
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# people were trapped on the escalators.              -- Stephen Wright
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