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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 02-01-2006, 11:08 PM   #31
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Next year Mozilla is gone and passes to it's next incarnation : Seamonkey.
Old 02-02-2006, 12:56 AM   #32
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East and West
Thunderbird is the best
Old 02-02-2006, 11:10 AM   #33
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i just tried seamonkey. it's faster than firefox, but not sure how good the integrated mailclient is yet. might be a ff/thunderbird killer.
Old 02-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #34
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Thunderbird, of course!
Old 02-03-2006, 03:38 AM   #35
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mutt rules and evolution helps to read/sort maildir folders
Old 02-03-2006, 04:12 AM   #36
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Kmail, no doubts.
Old 02-03-2006, 02:30 PM   #37
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I voted Thunderbird. Super client!
Old 02-03-2006, 08:00 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by stingo
mutt rules and evolution helps to read/sort maildir folders
Mutt can sort too with external programs. Check out imapfilter (assuming you use IMAP), just set up a hotkey for mutt, configure imapfilter, and it's a matter of hitting a key to sort everything perfectly. Once I found this I stopped using TB completely.
Old 02-04-2006, 08:55 AM   #39
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Thunderbird. No doubt about it.

Last edited by segin; 02-04-2006 at 08:57 AM.
Old 02-04-2006, 09:09 AM   #40
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KMail embedded in Kontact (+ aKregator, KOrganizer, KAddressBook)
Old 02-04-2006, 09:33 AM   #41
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mutt is the best !
Old 02-04-2006, 02:05 PM   #42
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Thunderbird....mos def.

I'm CONSTANTLY having to switch back and forth between my linux box at home, and school's Win32-based systems. Since Thunderbird is available for Windows as well, it makes any settings duplication REALLY easy.
Old 02-05-2006, 05:26 AM   #43
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Columba Mail


I am somehow missing Columba from It had its 1.0 release in 2005 and I have to admit I somehow cannot really decide between Columba and KMail. KMail is the one I favor on KDE systems, Columba the one I favour on any other. Especially if I have to switch between Windows and Linux-Systems.
Old 02-05-2006, 11:58 AM   #44
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I love fast slick little Sylpheed. It does not render hyperlinks correctly or images. If it would render links ok I would use it all the time.

So I use heavy Evolution mostly. Thunderbird is even slower to launch than Evolution. It does seem to work ok.

I never could get Kmail to work right. But I don't use KDE anymore.
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Opera M2. It's like client-side GMail.
(That said, these days I mostly use server-side GMail ;).


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