I just read an interesting interview with Eric Allman at:
In it he calls sendmail a "mailer" and that has made me think
that maybe I shouldn't be using "mailer" to mean MUA in my
Procmail Quick Start. What do you all think? What word or phrase
should I use? I don't want to use "mail user agent" or "MUA"
because they are too techie. I kind of like "mail client" because
it makes people think of the client/server model of mail (which
is the way I like to think about it), but again I think this is
too techie. There's "mail program" or "email program" but those
are boring and have the same problem as "mailer," i.e. they could
mean MTA. One reason I kind of like "mailer" is that it goes well
with "newsreader." And that brings up the question of whether it
should be "news reader" or "newsreader."
A while ago I asked for a definition of local delivery agent and
got no response. I just made up a definition and added it to the
list of terms in my QS. Please let me know if it is correct and
if you have any suggestions for improvement.
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