Beware — nerd-alert today.
A good mail reader is an extension of your brain. You don’t have to fight with it or wonder why it’s doing something weird. For me, the user interface also has to be fast and be able to process hundreds of messages quickly, which is one reason why I’ll never use web-based email as a primary interface.
That being said, gmail is pretty swell since it can hold 2.5 GB, and you get the bennys of google-powered search. w00t, as it were.
With that backdrop, I present to you another little tool to support hooking up mutt (as a front-end) to gmail (as a back-end):