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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Mail Client of the Year
Evolution 262 20.99%
Kmail 272 21.79%
Thunderbird 594 47.60%
Sylpheed 29 2.32%
pine 29 2.32%
mutt 28 2.24%
Balsa 1 0.08%
Opera M2 15 1.20%
SquirrelMail 17 1.36%
IMP 1 0.08%
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Old 12-31-2004, 10:11 AM   #16
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This is a tough one.. I really like Evolution.. especially for corporate email.. connecting to exchange and whatnot.. I also like Thunderbird on both Windows and Linux.. I even converted my grandmother and grandfather to Thunderbird and they just love it.. Also, on slow computers, sylpheed has all the necessary features and none of the bloat... I have an old notebook that I've been toying around with.. (Pentium 200MMX, 32MB RAM, 3 GB HD) and with both VectorLinux 4.3 and DSL hd-install sylpheed runs pretty nicely...
Old 12-31-2004, 10:33 AM   #17
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What is the best? Who knows, they probably all work, and can all run Spamassassin for all I know.

I voted KMail/Kontact, simply because it integrates nicely with KDE.
Old 12-31-2004, 03:57 PM   #18
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I was on thunderbird for a few months and started seeing that it repeats some of Outlook's mistakes in order to appeal to Outlook users. Then I found out why KMail seemed broken all along, and fixed it, and am finally happy. Gee, do I wanna load QT and KDE libs or GTK2 and XUL? It's just as slow for me...
Old 12-31-2004, 09:34 PM   #19
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:09 AM   #20
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I use evoluation.
Mutt is --------------too ..........hard!
Old 01-01-2005, 06:16 AM   #21
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Both Evolution & KMail are great.
I use the best & i.e. KMail
Old 01-01-2005, 09:47 AM   #22
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Kmail is what I use at the moment, but M2 really looks promising. Next year M2 should be smoking hot.
Old 01-01-2005, 04:27 PM   #23
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Thunderbird because I use linux and windows. Use a fat32 drive and I can access my mail in either sys
Old 01-01-2005, 05:01 PM   #24
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Old 01-01-2005, 05:04 PM   #25
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evolution + hotwayd = more convenience than I deserve!

I also like "paste quotation" which wasn't in the earlier version
I used to use, but is there now.

I like the way it handles attachments, especially images.

There's lots more, but I need not write a novel.
Old 01-01-2005, 05:50 PM   #26
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Originally posted by JackieBrown
Thunderbird because I use linux and windows. Use a fat32 drive and I can access my mail in either sys
ditto :P
Old 01-01-2005, 07:52 PM   #27
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:33 AM   #28
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Kmail for me, It's easy to use, has all the features I need.
Old 01-02-2005, 01:49 AM   #29
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Old 01-02-2005, 02:01 AM   #30
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1:- mutt 2nd:- evolution


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