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gunnix 01-31-2006 11:10 AM

Muttng! and for graphical use: sylpheed-claws

hand of fate 01-31-2006 03:44 PM

I used Mozilla as my stable mail client, plus SeaMonkey nightlies. Now SeaMonkey has been finally released, I'll be using that all the time from now on.

wrj 01-31-2006 05:03 PM

I still haven't been able to successfully move to something more modern ... pine has my vote.

sundancekid 01-31-2006 07:03 PM

I stick to my mutt :)

fragos 02-01-2006 03:41 AM

There are a number of good choices but I've grown attached to Thunderbird despite its lack of PIM integration -- that will come. Actually my primary account is Gmail -- love the search engine and the spell checker is amazing for a web based ap.

kassle 02-01-2006 03:51 AM

ah finally my favouritest thing
although mostly not listed ....

great sylpheed (email client)
good endeavour2 (file manager)
poor me (Linux user)


kesara 02-01-2006 07:02 AM

I still use mutt.
Can't get rid of it! :-D

deoren 02-01-2006 08:23 AM

Evolution! :)

I do wish features would "stay put" though.

animehair 02-01-2006 08:37 AM

As it turned out, I pretty much noticed myself just using GMAIL from the webbrowser rather than using my local mail client. GMAIL is just too hot! But Thunderbird would otherwise be my choice of mail client, due to the awesome plugin abilities.

peter_89 02-01-2006 08:40 AM

I use Opera for all things internet on my compy.

kule 02-01-2006 10:02 AM

Firefox + Gmail Notifier

NateCK 02-01-2006 11:03 AM

Serious bugs in Thunderbird
I use Thunderbird, and I would have to say, I don't know about these other picks, but NOT THUNDERBIRD. They have some very old and persistent bugs that they have not fixed. In particular, there's a bug in the autocompletion that often picks out the wrong entry -- not the one you were shown -- or even concatenates text from an autocomplete entry onto what you're typing if you push enter. Then, it saves that garbled entry (in the case of concatenation) into the history list and provides no way to remove it, so it shows up again and again. What this means is that you have to constantly second-guess the autocomplete mechanism, so you can't just hit send in peace after typing an address. Even worse, sometimes (if you have an LDAP directory server configured) it sends your email to someone who you don't even know! That's worse than an occasional segfault in my opinion. Like I said, though, I still use it. I don't see how it could be the app of the year if it had a serious bug like this all year (and I've seen this on 3 or 4 different platforms across various versions for more than a year) and they haven't fixed it yet.

KimVette 02-01-2006 11:34 AM

Thunderbird stinks, IMHO. Here's why - just one single reason but one I find extremely annoying:

- Why should I have to subscribe to an IMAP folder when every IMAP client on the planet will load all the IMAP folders automagically?

However, if connectors for Exchange and Scalix come out, I'll switch to Thunderbird in a heartbeat. Aside from that one huge glaring issue (which I've read is a longstanding bug) it's a great client.

Widgeteye 02-01-2006 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by LinuxLala
Mutt all the way. I love it so much I wrote an article on it.

Agreed mutt is the finest.
I wrote the Mutt FAQ on the Spamassassin web site. Spamassassin and mutt are great.

PcManiac 02-01-2006 03:32 PM

Firefox and Gmail all the way!

But if I were to use a "normal" email program, it would be thunderbird.

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