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Old 12-29-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Email Clients


what email clients does everyone use? and how do you handle mailing lists?

i am using Thunderbird, and my imap folder is almost 3GB. and its starting to not be optimal. considering switching to alpine, as mutt does not do filtering and
address book stuff well.

thoughts?


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Old 12-29-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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My default choice for years has been Opera's built-in mail client, M3, if only because it does not default to HTML, and also because it puts my email, newsgroups, and RSS feeds right in the Opera browser, so I have only to run one program, not four.

I find Thunderbird okay, but a little clunky.

Slypheed/Claws is excellent.

I like Kmail, but it needs that Akonadi thingee, which I find as irritating as athlete's foot.

Evolution needs to be put out of its misery.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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My default choice for years has been Opera's built-in mail client, M3, if only because it does not default to HTML, and also because it puts my email, newsgroups, and RSS feeds right in the Opera browser, so I have only to run one program, not four.

I find Thunderbird okay, but a little clunky.

Slypheed/Claws is excellent.

I like Kmail, but it needs that Akonadi thingee, which I find as irritating as athlete's foot.

Evolution needs to be put out of its misery.
I've actually just started doing the same. I've found the mail client to be pretty darn good, and Opera is very easy to keep synced (including version numbers, avoiding the iceweasel/firefox 3.x.x vs 7/8/9.x.x stuff) across multiple Linux distros, windows and multiple computers.
 
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D1ver, it's nice to find another Opera mail client user. I think the versatility of M3 is severely unappreciated.

And your point about cross-platform compatibililty is very well made.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
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I used to use Evolution, until I got a version which hung every time I tried to reply to a mailing list. Somewhat reluctantly, I switched to Claws-mail and it's great. Their website has good instructions on customisation.
 
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I'm another Opera M3 fan. I wish it had support for pgp/gpg but other than that it does what I need.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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I am another "Opera Mail" fan (we aren't calling it M3 unless I missed something!)

The OP should read these pages for more information:

http://www.opera.com/mail/
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/mail/

@GazL: You might be glad to know that there are a few of us Opera employees pushing for pgp/gpg support now. That is not a promise that it will happen as none of us have any real power, but we are still pushing for it! Fingers crossed.

Last edited by ruario; 01-04-2012 at 03:57 PM. Reason: link to Opera Mail page added; tutorial added
 
Old 01-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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I am another "Opera Mail" fan (we aren't calling it M3 unless I missed something!)
Probably just as well. If the sequence continued then the next one would be m4 and that would have caused confusion. I'll have to get out of the habit.


On the pgp front, I won't be holding my breath: Folks have been asking for that feature for years. Nice to know that some of the folk at Opera share the desire though.
 
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(we aren't calling it M3 unless I missed something!)
I think it was called M3 when it was introduced and "Opera mail" referred to a webmail service Opera offered for a while.

Of course, I'm getting old. My memory may be playing tricks on me.
 
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I think it was called M3 when it was introduced and "Opera mail" referred to a webmail service Opera offered for a while.
We still offer such a service, which we call "Opera Web Mail" but confusingly host under the domain: http://www.operamail.com/

However, "Opera Web Mail" is not really pushed much any more. Instead every user of the "My Opera" network gets a free mail account on (should they want it) from "My Opera Mail" which is hosted here: https://mail.opera.com/

Opera also owns the company Fastmail.fm (which actually hosts both of these services).

So to recap:

1. "Opera Mail" is the built in mail client, whose intro page is here: http://www.opera.com/mail/
2. "Opera Web Mail" is our older, simple web mail service hosted here: http://www.operamail.com/
3. "My Opera Mail" is our newer free web mail service and it is hosted here: https://mail.opera.com/
4. "Fastmail" is our most featureful web mail service and it is hosted here: http://fastmail.fm/ (though we also have more than 100 extra domains, or we will host yours for you)

Confusing, Yes!
 
Old 01-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #11
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Well then. I didn't even know I had a free web mail account at mail.opera.com. Thanks Ruari.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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You even have a XMPP service if you want it. :P

Here is the Mail Team blog to find out all you might have missed:

http://my.opera.com/mailteam/blog/
 
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I remember looking at the Opera web mail, but I decided it wasn't for me. At the time, I was a member of several extremely active mailing lists and got a lot of email.

Otherwise, I like all things Opera.
 
  


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