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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Mail Client of the Year
Thunderbird 730 51.74%
Kmail 303 21.47%
Evolution 158 11.20%
Sylpheed 54 3.83%
pine 33 2.34%
mutt 54 3.83%
Balsa 3 0.21%
Opera M2 29 2.06%
SquirrelMail 18 1.28%
IMP 3 0.21%
Mozilla Mail 26 1.84%
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Old 01-28-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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I love my Thunderbird
Old 01-29-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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KMail, its the most mature feature-wise, and integrates perfectly with the KDE suite of apps.
Old 01-29-2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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Thunderbird, Kmail was too much like Outlook, and I got tired of it. Thunderbird "just works(tm)"
Old 01-30-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
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I can't use Evolution because it doesn't support Thai encoding. What are the developers thinking? It has been included and dropped twice now... I use Thunderbird because the filters are faster than in Evolution AND I can read the odd mail in Thai that I get twice a week, even though the interface is rock-slow.
Old 01-30-2006, 09:13 AM   #6
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Mutt all the way. I love it so much I wrote an article on it.
Old 01-30-2006, 09:38 AM   #7
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sylpheed - lean and mean.
Old 01-30-2006, 12:45 PM   #8
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Thunderbird...still, but sylpheed-claws catching up fast.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:44 PM   #9
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Kmail, because it's nice and it's a KDE app
Old 01-30-2006, 02:02 PM   #10
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I have experienced annoying bugs/quirks and a slow response from Evolution, otherwise I would vote it a real power app. I am still wondering why they did away with the summary screen from the 1.x series.
So I voted Thunderbird. It works. Some of the extensions extend the options immensely, and the layout and response is brilliant.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:00 PM   #11
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Thunderbird although I'm making the move to Kmail now.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:21 PM   #12
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firefox + gmail beats them all.
Old 01-30-2006, 05:52 PM   #13
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Sylpheed rocks! If you haven't tried it, give it a try. The first thing you'll notice it's really fast.
Old 01-30-2006, 06:57 PM   #14
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Thunderbird, but Kmail if I'm running KDE.
Old 01-30-2006, 08:31 PM   #15
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I voted Kmail because Novell fudged up Evolution in recent months. Six months ago I'd have voted for Evolution.


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