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View Poll Results: Mail Client of the Year
Thunderbird 723 52.74%
Kmail 256 18.67%
Evolution 183 13.35%
Sylpheed 33 2.41%
pine 18 1.31%
mutt 59 4.30%
Balsa 0 0%
Opera M2 33 2.41%
SquirrelMail 17 1.24%
IMP 3 0.22%
SeaMonkey MailNews 19 1.39%
Claws Mail 27 1.97%
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:34 AM   #61
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Well, w/all the recent Linux newbies and Mozilla fanboys who've never used anything else, it a cinch that Firefox and Thunderbird will easily win their respective categories, hands down. However, while Thunderbird is a godsend on Winblows, I'll take Sylpheed any day on *nix. I used Mutt for many, many years and it's an excellent mua. Sylpheed integrates everything I want/need (w/exception of sieve scripts - one major area where KMail rocks) and is still light, fast, and handles huge mailboxes w/aplomb. So Sylpheed gets my vote.
 
Old 01-15-2007, 09:25 AM   #62
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Voted for Claws Mail, but I don't see a big difference with Sylpheed.
But both are great and do the job.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 12:37 PM   #63
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If there was a GMail option, I would certainly have selected that. Of the available choices, pine was the only one that I used extensively this year (at my summer internship).
 
Old 01-16-2007, 01:36 PM   #64
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Pine is the one for me. I do not use gui mail clients for my primary email adres, because pine is so much faster. For my other mail (which is not that important) I use thunderbird
 
Old 01-16-2007, 03:20 PM   #65
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KMail, all the way. It's got TIGHT integration with KHTML, GPG, and KWallet. It's also fairly light and no-frills; it isn't a full groupware suite. Some people might not like that, but I do.

I've also found a pretty good setup for gmail; I get gmail to forward all messages to the smtp server on my machine. That way, I have a local archive, I can check my mail without using POP, and I get the benefits of a real mail client. However, the mail is still archived on gmail, for easy searching.

I can't say I've used thunderbird or evolution much. I='ve heard that evolution is a pretty good "groupware solution", particularly if you're using novell stuff. They have evolution for windows now, too, so that might be worth looking into.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 06:51 PM   #66
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i thought thunderbird at one point. then i tried evolution.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 05:24 PM   #67
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Evolution takes care of everything - Wonderful!
 
Old 01-20-2007, 11:13 AM   #68
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I chose mutt with fetchmail; I work in console instead of fluxbox sometimes, so mutt works best for me.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 11:22 PM   #69
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I go for evolution. simple and straight.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:58 AM   #70
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I like Sylpheed very much but need a quick way of switching between SMTP servers, and that is why I use Thunderbird. If I had this function in Sylpheed, that would be my clear choice.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 08:37 AM   #71
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Thunderbird All The Way!

I was using T'bird w/ Windows before I switched to Linux, and loved it then. I tried Evolution for a while because it was Ubuntu's default, but didn't like the way it randomly dropped pix and/or text formatting from messages while sending.

Also, the Address Book layout in T'bird is much better, IMHO.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:51 AM   #72
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mjjohansen
I like Sylpheed very much but need a quick way of switching between SMTP servers, and that is why I use Thunderbird. If I had this function in Sylpheed, that would be my clear choice.
I'm running Sylpheed 2.3.1 (the latest version, AFAIK) and you are now allowed to select which account will be sending a composed message. The compose window has a combo box which lists all your accounts in it; if you set up a different SMTP server with each account you can use this to select which server it will be sent to. I've never used the function myself, but as far as I can tell, this should do you want you want to do.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 09:20 PM   #73
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Tried most of the graphical clients listed in the poll. Was using kamail but recently have been fed up with its quirky way of sending to a group. Going back to thunderbird. Not ideal but the best so far.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:18 PM   #74
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mail client

I like thunderbird. it is fairly stable and hasn't crashed on me in a while.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 09:04 AM   #75
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenfuse
Tried most of the graphical clients listed in the poll. Was using kamail but recently have been fed up with its quirky way of sending to a group. Going back to thunderbird. Not ideal but the best so far.
Did you include Sylpheed in that list? If so then I'm curious where you feel it fell short??
 
  


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