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I am a fairly new to linux and have just installed the Mandrake 10 Community edition. I am trying to find a good email client to install but do not have enough experience to know the good ones.
I tried to install Evolution, but it did not recognize my distribution (guess b/c it is so new). I am a long time user of MS Outlook (Boo) and would like something that has bundled in calendar and contacts with the email client.
With the install of Mandrake I do have Kmail and Kontacts but is that a good client or should I install something else? Please let me know I am open to suggestions.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org. I believe that Evolution is shipped within your Mandrake disks. Take a look at them first. There're other e-mail clients for Linux as well. I don't use any myself, but you might want to check this list of equivalents Linux - Windows to help your finding what you seek:
I am using thunderbird and have been very impressed with it so far. It does not have the intergrated calander functions that are in Evolution (ala Outlook), but that wasn't a feature that I was looking for.
Good luck on your search, I am sure that you will be able to find one that fits your taste.
Go to Mandrake control center, install/upgrade software, search for Mozilla and install Mozilla Mail, Calender, etc. Kmail is good, but I personally prefer mozilla for multiple email accounts. If you use IMAP, Kmail and Evolution don't work well. You should be able to find/install Evolution. It is included on your disks, just not installed by default.
I use it with my Thunderbird. It is a calendar program with a to-do list like the one in Outlook. They say it is experimental but very stable. I have to agree. I have been using it for a while now and I love it. The only thing I is it is not integrated with Thunderbird. Other than that it is an excellent program.
I find evolution is nice. Once my mum logged out without saving the message that she was typing(mistake) and when she went to type it again, it asked her if she wanted it to be recovered. I don't know if any of the other ones have this function, but I find evolution is nice.
Originally posted by RolledOat Go to Mandrake control center, install/upgrade software, search for Mozilla and install Mozilla Mail, Calender, etc. Kmail is good, but I personally prefer mozilla for multiple email accounts. If you use IMAP, Kmail and Evolution don't work well. You should be able to find/install Evolution. It is included on your disks, just not installed by default.
mblanco2000, I'd say the best is if you just try out the clients you've heard of so far and keep the one you like best.
I myself use KMAIL because I never really had the need of trying out any other ones - it's been working great so far.
Just wanted to point out that I'm having multiple email pop3 accounts set up with KMAIL as well as 1 IMAP account (for and from school) - I don't know why it didn't work out for you RolledOat.
Originally posted by retiredsoldier I don't know why it didn't work out for you RolledOat.
I couldn't get it to not download all messages automatically. Mozilla, only
the headers till I click on the messages. I use IMAP at work, and have close
to 1 Gig of mail 'archived' on the IMAP server so I can access it from any
computer. Getting close to 50 Meg of mail/day, and using dialup to telecommute
quickly got painful.
The other problem, when connected to work, personal email is blocked, when
connected personal, Kmail would try to connect to work. Doing a get messages
took a long time to timeout on the inaccessible account.
I agree though, try all the clients till you find what you want.
all are good if you the protocol you need is supported.
i personally prefer sylpheed because i choose a light environment with few things around except what i find vital to me.
evolution,kmail,mozilla-mail, ..., text clients