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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 01-04-2007, 07:05 AM   #46
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I use Thunderbird and Mutt...
Old 01-04-2007, 12:19 PM   #47
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:24 PM   #48
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KMail ... great integration with KDE, great importing capabilities and can use both maildir and mbox formats ... which makes imports and exports very easy.
Old 01-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #49
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:40 PM   #50
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How about Firefox/Opera? I use Gmail..and that's pretty much the only way I'd ever consider checking it...
Old 01-05-2007, 01:03 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by ouroboros1827
How about Firefox/Opera? I use Gmail..and that's pretty much the only way I'd ever consider checking it...
They're not designed to be email clients, they're web browsers.
Old 01-05-2007, 01:22 AM   #52
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Kmail, because it is so integrated with the KDE-PIM.
Old 01-05-2007, 01:29 AM   #53
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Thunderbird all the way
Old 01-05-2007, 07:22 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by Nylex
They're not designed to be email clients, they're web browsers.
Opera is an email client (hence the Opera M2 option), but should not be considered one if you're using it for GMail (unless you POP mail off your GMail account).
Old 01-05-2007, 07:26 AM   #55
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When I'm in GUI, I use Evolution.

Otherwise, in console environment, I switch often between mutt and pine.
Old 01-06-2007, 05:17 PM   #56
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opera works, others quit...

my mail account is unchanged over the years, now evolution and thunderbird no longer work with my
simple unchanged settings...but opera works with
no effort...guess my vote! Why does stupid pride of
complexity keep destroying more and more linux apps?
Old 01-06-2007, 05:24 PM   #57
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I use SquirrelMail regularly. That is because I use a webmail site and that is the app that they use and I am too lazy to setup the accounts in another program. However, I would prefer to use Mutt! When I finally stop procrastinating, I will see about using Mutt full time.
Old 01-07-2007, 03:55 AM   #58
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I use web mail almost exclusively. I can get at it anywhere with the same functionality, usability, look and feel cross platform. Sure there are many email clients which offer cross platform functionality, but they are not installed and configured everywhere, but I can usually find a web browser that is. Honestly, a traditional e-mail client is just about more trouble than it's worth.
Old 01-13-2007, 07:35 PM   #59
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pine gets my vote. Sure, the GUI ones are nice; but what is the point of using a GUI when not required?
Old 01-14-2007, 03:26 AM   #60
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Used to use Thunderbird but now I use Kmail so my vote goes for Kmail...


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