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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Mail Client of the Year
Thunderbird 723 52.74%
Kmail 256 18.67%
Evolution 183 13.35%
Sylpheed 33 2.41%
pine 18 1.31%
mutt 59 4.30%
Balsa 0 0%
Opera M2 33 2.41%
SquirrelMail 17 1.24%
IMP 3 0.22%
SeaMonkey MailNews 19 1.39%
Claws Mail 27 1.97%
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:55 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Old_Fogie
I voted for sylpheed however, I really use claws-mail. It's a fork of sylpheed and I really really like it. It's blazing fast with gpg security with html too on a pentium 133 mhz...yes that's my cpu
I too prefer Sylpheed - especially on my Pentium II laptop . I have Sylpheed-Claws on my Pentium III.

Sylpheed is very light-weight, fast, no-nonsense, yet does everything I need from a mail proggramme, including multiple accounts and SSL connections.

Old 01-02-2007, 06:59 AM   #32
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I'm using thunderbird. I love it.
Old 01-02-2007, 09:40 AM   #33
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It was a tough choice between evolution and thunderbird. Normally I would have voted thunderbird in a heartbeat, but I have the unfortunate circumstance of having to use MS Exchange at the moment, so it's Evolution for me.
Old 01-02-2007, 10:19 AM   #34
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Why no pine?

Pine the best! Mutt just dumps you and makes you fend for yourself when it comes to composition!
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pine is option number 5.

Old 01-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #36
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Kmail for me.

I think Thunderbird is better with their junk mail and encryption/signing (using an extension) than Kmail. It's a pain in the rear to get these things working correctly in Kmail, but I use Kmail anyway because of its integration with KDE.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:38 PM   #37
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TBird for me as it allows me to share profiles and mail between 4 nix installs and my windoz install.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:56 PM   #38
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The Bat! (on Windows ofcourse ). The best e-mail client for me. On Linux I use KMail.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:36 PM   #39
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SeaMonkey for uni mail, GMail for reading LQ Community Bulletin
Old 01-02-2007, 03:54 PM   #40
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Kmail for me! Gotta have that integrationn
Old 01-02-2007, 04:27 PM   #41
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Thunderbird, because Evolution sucks with spam.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:22 PM   #42
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If I could chose, I would chose None of these. None of the GUI based mail apps seem to get any basic thing right
Old 01-03-2007, 01:36 PM   #43
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hmm, dont use any of those.

I can't be the only one who prefers browser-based email systems, such as openxchange or hula, or even yahoo mail or hotmail for that matter.

I'm on the go too much to base my email from just one machine. I need mobility.

Maybe adding an option for browser-based client might give this poll a more accurate picture.

I do tend to test with evolution when setting up servers.
Old 01-03-2007, 07:47 PM   #44
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Polarbar Mailer still the trick
Old 01-04-2007, 06:55 AM   #45
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KMail of course! Since I use KDE it da best for me. Its getting better and better with every release.


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