Linus uses pine

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Tim Bray’s blog pointed me to this interesting post where a Polish blogger who calls himself Stiff interviews several well-known programmers, including Tim, Linus Torvalds, Guido van Rossum, Dave Thomas, etc about programming. It’s an interesting read.

In it he asks them what their favorite tools are, and Linus says:

Other than those three parts, the only thing I care deeply about is my email reader. I use „pine” – not because it’s necessarily the greatest email reader ever, but because I’m used to it, and it does what I need it to do with a minimum of fuzz.

While I’ve mostly been using the Mac mail application, there always seems to be something I can only do in Pine – lately that’s been bouncing messages (where you want to resend a message from your email to another address, but have it arrive at that other address as if it came from the original address, not as a forward from you).

Update 23 August 2006

Jim Gaynor points out that the Mac mail app does indeed to bounces:

Apple’s Mail.app can do that, they call it Redirect.

Select the message you wish to resend, go to the Message menu, and select Redirect (shift-command-E).

When the message arrives at its new destination, the From, To, and Date headers will be unchanged from the original. Mail.app adds Resent-From, Resent-To, and Resent-Date headers to denote the Redirect information.

Thanks, Jim!

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  1. Apple’s Mail.app can do that, they call it Redirect.

    Select the message you wish to resend, go to the Message menu, and select Redirect (shift-command-E).

    When the message arrives at its new destination, the From, To, and Date headers will be unchanged from the original. Mail.app adds Resent-From, Resent-To, and Resent-Date headers to denote the Redirect information.

    As I recall, pine just modifies the from From header to add a “via so-and-so) to denote the resending address.

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