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There are a number of good choices but I've grown attached to Thunderbird despite its lack of PIM integration -- that will come. Actually my primary account is Gmail -- love the search engine and the spell checker is amazing for a web based ap.
As it turned out, I pretty much noticed myself just using GMAIL from the webbrowser rather than using my local mail client. GMAIL is just too hot! But Thunderbird would otherwise be my choice of mail client, due to the awesome plugin abilities.
I use Thunderbird, and I would have to say, I don't know about these other picks, but NOT THUNDERBIRD. They have some very old and persistent bugs that they have not fixed. In particular, there's a bug in the autocompletion that often picks out the wrong entry -- not the one you were shown -- or even concatenates text from an autocomplete entry onto what you're typing if you push enter. Then, it saves that garbled entry (in the case of concatenation) into the history list and provides no way to remove it, so it shows up again and again. What this means is that you have to constantly second-guess the autocomplete mechanism, so you can't just hit send in peace after typing an address. Even worse, sometimes (if you have an LDAP directory server configured) it sends your email to someone who you don't even know! That's worse than an occasional segfault in my opinion. Like I said, though, I still use it. I don't see how it could be the app of the year if it had a serious bug like this all year (and I've seen this on 3 or 4 different platforms across various versions for more than a year) and they haven't fixed it yet.