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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%
Voters: 1411. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-07-2006, 12:01 PM   #46
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I've used Mizilla mail for as long as I can remember, however nowadays I use Thunderbird, since settings migration between Netscape, Mozilla 1.x and Thunderbird is a no brainer... I tried using kontact and Evolution, and while they both are pretty good groupware programs, I don't have a real need for them.
Old 02-12-2006, 08:30 AM   #47
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UNIX mail (1989) -> elm -> pine -> eudora -> Netscape mail -> Outlook (what was I thinking!) -> thunderbird (2005)

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Old 02-12-2006, 08:21 PM   #48
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I had to vote for kmail. Not because it's what I prefer because it was what finally got my stepmother using a mail client and not the web-interface, which was painful on dialup.
Old 02-14-2006, 08:12 AM   #49
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I once used mutt but now I like using gnus in emacs.
Old 02-16-2006, 08:04 AM   #50
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thunderbird, definitely !
I tried evolution and Kmail, but the last Thunderbird is the best of all
Old 02-16-2006, 08:06 AM   #51
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I choose Thunderbird, but I actually read the LQ newsletter in Gmail so... Firefox :-)
Old 02-16-2006, 08:10 AM   #52
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I'm kind of a KDE-adept, so I should've voted KMail... But I like Thunderbird better =D
Old 02-16-2006, 08:33 AM   #53
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good question

I voted for Thunderbird, I use it. I actually think evolution is a much more complete application since it included calendaring and task management. However, I had so many problems with Evolution that I gave up on it. It kept hanging when talking to Exchange. In addition, Evolution doesn't run on Windows, so I have to run Thunderbird when I am on XP anyways.
Old 02-16-2006, 09:23 AM   #54
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Sylpheed-claws. Fast, reliable, stable and you can share the same mail folder within a few distros.
Old 02-16-2006, 09:29 AM   #55
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It has the best native support for Exchange.
Old 02-16-2006, 11:09 AM   #56
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Thunderbird, cant live with out it no more :-)
Old 02-16-2006, 03:02 PM   #57
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Pine for text-based mail and Thunderbird for HTML formatted mail.
Old 02-16-2006, 05:10 PM   #58
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I voted Thunderbird, though I use Evolution - too lazy to switch back. But what they all seem to lack is integrated notification, unlike the Windows versions. I am using Mail Notification with KDE, but it is unreliable. With GNOME I had GNUBiff, which was better, must try compiling it for KDE.
Old 02-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #59
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Thunderbird is the only open source program I installed and started running as a beginner that never gave me any trouble and has never failed me. When I was new to Linux, quite a few programs were a challenge for one reason or another to get going, a learning curve I guess. Not Thunderbird, I love this app!

Old 02-16-2006, 06:08 PM   #60
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Where is???

Gnus, where is gnus?
I use Emacs for everything (almost)!


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