> For myself, the fact that Alpine is able to have multiple accounts &
Maybe I misunderstand, but it's possible to do this with PC-Pine. I have
email accounts with two commercial ISPs and two free email providers and
don't have to restart PC-Pine when switching amongst email accounts.
Pine's role feature is useful in this regard.
This is supported in PC-Pine via an entry in the mailcap file.
See Nancy McGough's most excellent Pine pages:
I've used both PC-Pine and Alpine. Alpine offers no functional advantage
*to me*, which is why I continue to use PC-Pine. As at least one other
poster has commented, if you need UTF-8 support or a bug fix, go with