I come from Thunderbird, which I found to be bloatware with spontaneous hiccoughs using 20–40% of processing power, weak IMAP and local mailfolder handling and a constant 100–500MB of RAM use.
But it moved every deleted message to the Trash folder instead of purging directly. Since I’m unsure if you really need that (mutt has the
marked deleted stage), are there any experienced mutt users that can answer?
Especially: Have you experienced loss of mail you first thought was unnecessary to archive but was not and gone? I normally don’t double-check before purging. Do you?
(Statement aside: Mutt (with
msmtp and 10 accounts) is by far the hardest program I ever had to configure. I am a Vim user on Archlinux…)
Edit (for purpose of documentation): To set up a trash with Mutt, there basically are two possibilities:
Doing it via macro:
macro index D \ "<save-message>+/ACCOUNT/Trash<enter>" \ "move message to the trash"
Installing the patch.