Just as most users have their favorite editors, most users have their favorite email program, or MUA. Red Hat Linux comes with a wide assortment of MUAs, ranging from text-based to completely graphical programs. A brief list of common Linux MUAs includes:
The table below shows you screen samples of several common Linux MUAs.
Screen samples of common Linux MUAs
Using it does take some getting used to, as the commands can be somewhat cryptic.
Netscape Messenger is a common MUA, because it is integrated into the Netscape browser used under Linux.
Messenger offers "drag-and-drop" functionality, the ability to view attachments in-line, and HTML message editing.
The next lesson identifies the traits of SPAM.
Linux Email Agents - Quiz
Before you move on to the next lesson, click the Quiz link below to check your understanding of Linux email agents. Linux Email Agents - Quiz