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When I first installed Mandriva I used Kmail and found it easy and usable.
Now I'm in Gnome on Gentoo, so Kmail is not an option. I tried Evolution, but I never really needed all it's featers, so I switched to Sylpheed. Simple, fast, easy.
Kmail/Kontact for me too. I like Kmail largely because it uses the maildir format, where each email message is in its own file. Mail clients that use a container file (mbox format) make me crazy. Not only does the file get larger over time which HAS to slow down processing, but it is very difficult to restore a single email message from backup. If each email message is contained in its own file then restoring from backup is easy.
I find the poll a bit frustrating, for in several categories, what I use is not listed. For example, for a mail client, I use emacs-rmail. It has some limitations, but also some advantages. It would be nice to at least have the option "other".
Kmail and Thunderbird are really the only choices here (at least for a modern GUI desktop.) Thunderbird lacks the functionality and just feels slower. Enterprise integration is also important where I'm at and Kmail fits the bill much better than Evolution (slow and broken ass piece of crap!)
I have moved to KMail now because of its integration with KDE along with KNode, but I voted for Thunderbird. It is the most intuitive.
Personally, I am getting frsutrated by KMail because of its bogus overall presentation and utterly poor 'view' options. Similar is the case with KNode, though it crashes less than Kmail.
Is it only me who thinks KDE applications focus more on Eye-Candy than usability? So many useless options but not the basic ones? Except amaroK, konqueror and konsole, no KDE application addresses basic (standard) issues.