Mail Clients help you retrieve (Fetchmail), sort (Procmail), read and compose responses (Nail, Mutt, Pine, Kmail, Balsa, Evolution, Mozilla) to email.
News clients also help you retrieve, sort, read and compose responses, but these messages travel through USENET (a worldwide bulletin board system) using the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP).
The Nail package contains nail, a command-line Mail User Agent derived from Berkeley Mail which is intended to provide the functionality of the POSIX mailx command with additional support for MIME messages, IMAP (including caching), POP3, SMTP, S/MIME, message threading/sorting, scoring, and filtering. Nail is especially useful for writing scripts and batch processing.
Download (HTTP): http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nail/nail-11.20.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: f08dab4fb6a069bc6876b0b58116716b
Download size: 266 KB
Estimated disk space required: 2.9 MB
Estimated build time: 0.05 SBU
Install Nail by running the following commands.
Now, as the root user:
make PREFIX=/usr install UCBINSTALL=/usr/bin/install && ln -sf nail /usr/bin/mail && ln -sf nail /usr/bin/mailx
make SENDMAIL=/usr/sbin/sendmail: This changes the default MTA path of /usr/lib/sendmail.
make PREFIX=/usr install UCBINSTALL=/usr/bin/install: This changes the default installation path of /usr/local and the default install command path of /usr/ucb.