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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Mail Client of the Year
Thunderbird 730 51.74%
Kmail 303 21.47%
Evolution 158 11.20%
Sylpheed 54 3.83%
pine 33 2.34%
mutt 54 3.83%
Balsa 3 0.21%
Opera M2 29 2.06%
SquirrelMail 18 1.28%
IMP 3 0.21%
Mozilla Mail 26 1.84%
Voters: 1411. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-18-2006, 04:04 AM   #61
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Gentoo, Ubuntu
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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.

Last edited by Jessii; 02-25-2006 at 01:59 AM.
Old 02-19-2006, 05:43 AM   #62
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I use gmail. But I do like thunderbird and mutt.
Old 02-19-2006, 02:19 PM   #63
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Opera M2 takes care of my various POP accounts & over 3000 messages + newsgroups + occasionaly RSS (of which videos). If only it took some Chinese input from SCIM...

Having read some opinion here I'd like to give Sylpheed a try
Old 02-19-2006, 09:56 PM   #64
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Northern California
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Normally Firefox + Gmail here. The only local mail client on my machines is Thunderbird.
Old 02-21-2006, 02:29 PM   #65
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I would say Kmail/Kontact
Old 02-21-2006, 02:51 PM   #66
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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.
Old 02-21-2006, 03:52 PM   #67
Registered: Oct 2004
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Thunderbird is the champion of the world. Thunderbird is the Chuck Norris of mail clients. Easy to use yet full of features.
Old 02-24-2006, 02:28 AM   #68
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kmail intergrates wonderfull.
Old 02-24-2006, 06:31 AM   #69
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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".
Old 02-24-2006, 10:39 AM   #70
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Watching it snow in bush Alaska
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Thunderbird mainly, but I like Kmail too.
Old 02-24-2006, 12:03 PM   #71
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Thumbs up Kmail all the way!

kmail kills the kompetition
Old 02-27-2006, 02:04 AM   #72
Registered: Mar 2005
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mutt has no bugs just fleas.
Old 02-28-2006, 09:46 AM   #73
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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!)

Old 02-28-2006, 05:40 PM   #74
Satissh Srinivasan
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Mutt rocks, seriously rocks. If you go for GUI clients, i luv thunderbird.
Old 03-01-2006, 01:57 AM   #75
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: India
Distribution: Kubuntu, Archlinux, Suse, Gentoo, Mandrake
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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.


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