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View Poll Results: Mail Client of the Year
Thunderbird 416 51.49%
Kmail 106 13.12%
Evolution 138 17.08%
Sylpheed 22 2.72%
Claws Mail 27 3.34%
pine 7 0.87%
alpine 9 1.11%
mutt 39 4.83%
Balsa 1 0.12%
Opera M2 11 1.36%
SquirrelMail 9 1.11%
IMP 4 0.50%
SeaMonkey MailNews 19 2.35%
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:08 PM   #31
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Alpine - Ooh those ASCII Art busy widgets!


Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
pine will actually be completely removed next year, as it's no longer under development.
Alpine is a worthy successor to pine. Actually a fair bit better.

For speed of chomping through a large basket of mail in a user friendly manner, nothing beats the fetchmail / procmail / alpine pipeline.

And ooooh Looky! Alpine has this vast array of really cute ascii art busy widgets!
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:20 AM   #32
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+1 to Gnus. It's a pity that it's not on the list.
I've certainly enjoyed using Gnus in the past. I've also enjoyed using exmh, and when I want a flexible console Email tool, I use mutt. However, in recent years, I have found that I can use Seamonkey mail and news on multiple platforms. I find that the Seamonkey Internet Suite is just as effective, and in some ways, more so than the combination of Firefox and Thunderbird. I use Seamonkey in Web browsing mode for Webmail, and I use the Email client to pull in POP3 and IMAP4 mail, and I use the Email client to send most of my mail using the SMTP capabilities.

It scales well and it keeps getting consistently better. I plan to continue using it in 2009.

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Old 01-26-2009, 01:04 PM   #33
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Mutt in text mode, Sylpheed in GUI mode. Been using Evolution last few months, trying to give Gnome the benefit of the doubt, but ultimately it sucks almost as much as Outlook. And therein lies its biggest flaw - trying to keep winblows/exchange converts happy....

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Old 01-29-2009, 09:51 AM   #34
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Sylpheed on Puppy; Thunderbird primarily, but use Evolution as well.

registered Linux user #412308
 
Old 01-31-2009, 04:26 AM   #35
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Claws Mail. it is light, integrates well in the XFCE/Gnome desktop, fewer dependencies than Sylpheed (as i remember). btw, i didn't use most of the programs here, i'll keep the poll as a reference for future "must try".
 
Old 02-03-2009, 12:21 AM   #36
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Hastymail2 someone ??

I installed this webmail application and it will definitely replace squirrelmail on my servers. Next year addition ??
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:39 AM   #37
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Evolution... Has used almost all the evolved version
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:06 AM   #38
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Mutt in text mode, Sylpheed in GUI mode. Been using Evolution last few months, trying to give Gnome the benefit of the doubt, but ultimately it sucks almost as much as Outlook. And therein lies its biggest flaw - trying to keep winblows/exchange converts happy....
This is what I've found. It's not sufficient as an Outlook replacement, but it's too close to Outlook to be a good mail client.

Sylpheed and Mutt for me, too. With Sylpheed getting my vote 'cause I feel sympathy for it in the face of the amount of Claws users there seems to be.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:18 AM   #39
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no mew?

Wow apparently nobody uses mail clients that run on emacs anymore.
I use Mew, which runs on emacs. I tried evolution a bit, but I found it a bit slow to start...
I like Mew mostly because it is very fast. Not only to read emails but also answering, or writing them. Reading an e-mail I press "a", and I'm answering it. Press "w" and I'm writing another. It has a very handy automatic created aliases list, multiple sessions, etc. I'm just very pleased with it.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:02 PM   #40
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Mutt, though I've used Thunderbird in the past.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 03:30 AM   #41
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Sylpheed and Mutt for me, too. With Sylpheed getting my vote 'cause I feel sympathy for it in the face of the amount of Claws users there seems to be.
lol. funny but i know the feeling, when in doubt - tend to choose the more unprivileged one. i think i used this in one of this year's polls.
on the other side, i don't blame the other guys, with a "the strong should survive" approach, both are normal and interesting to observe .
http://www.wikisocion.org/en/index.p...d_aristocratic
 
Old 02-04-2009, 09:23 AM   #42
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I prefer using online mail clients like hotmail or yahoo/google mail.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 04:43 AM   #43
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I tend to use Thunderbird more often than Evolution.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 01:45 AM   #44
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KMail, does everything I want in a e-mail client, only improvement I would like to see is a highlite, and right mouse click copy... I like the text only receive and send...

JR
 
Old 02-07-2009, 02:43 AM   #45
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Alpine, baby -- filtering, piping, sorting, color coding, automating -- and all crazy fast. Will also cook you breakfast and mow the lawn (via an extension).
 
  


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