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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 01-29-2007, 04:29 PM   #76
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Originally Posted by alphamugwump
KMail, all the way. It's got TIGHT integration with KHTML, GPG, and KWallet. It's also fairly light and no-frills; it isn't a full groupware suite. Some people might not like that, but I do.
Kontact is the KDE groupware suite, it runs Kmail embedded (unless KMail is open in a seperate window, then it just transfurs focus to that window).

Originally Posted by Greenfuse
Tried most of the graphical clients listed in the poll. Was using kamail but recently have been fed up with its quirky way of sending to a group. Going back to thunderbird. Not ideal but the best so far.
As a KMail user I'd like to know just what you mean by quirkyness, might just spare me embaressment
Old 01-31-2007, 01:53 PM   #77
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T-Bird. And it's getting better with each version.
Old 02-01-2007, 03:40 AM   #78
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I use kmail.

It easily integrates with the kontact.

It uses for me to "Getting Things Done".
Old 02-01-2007, 09:28 AM   #79
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Thunderbird for sure! Nothing comes even close.
Old 02-01-2007, 12:31 PM   #80
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Mail Client of the Year

Sylpheed for speed.
Old 02-06-2007, 06:18 AM   #81
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Yes I did try sylpheed - a couple of years ago. Quick and handy application, don't remember why I dropped it but there must have been something I wasn't happy with...
Old 02-06-2007, 05:21 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Tortanick
Damm the suspense is killing me! Kmail or thunderbird...
LOL! I am torn between the two myself. I love Thunderbird, but I've been taking a long, hard look at Kmail.
Old 02-07-2007, 12:47 AM   #83
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Originally Posted by Greenfuse

Yes I did try sylpheed - a couple of years ago. Quick and handy application, don't remember why I dropped it but there must have been something I wasn't happy with...
A couple years is an eon in rapid development time. Suggest you take another look. It's come a long way baby.. For example:

Dec. 23, 2006 - Latest stable version Sylpheed 2.3.0 has been released.

Feb. 01, 2007 - Sylpheed 2.4.0beta2 (development) has been released.

Feb. 07, 2007 - Sylpheed 2.4.0beta3 (development) has been released.

I just spent some time re-evaluating KDE and Gnome, and consequently KMail and Evolution, respectively, and plan to stick with Sylpheed. The one thing I miss is Sieve Script support, wh/KMail has but Sylpheed and Evolution do not. The lack thereof is not that big a deal though as I've been surviving with command line this long..

Last edited by gotfw; 02-07-2007 at 12:23 PM.
Old 02-07-2007, 07:16 PM   #84
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I like Kmail because it integrate with Kontact, allows filters with pipes, and KDE integration is a plus, too. It could improve in a couple areas, but I prefer it.
Old 02-08-2007, 05:03 PM   #85
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As a KMail user I'd like to know just what you mean by quirkyness, might just spare me embaressment
Sorry not to answer earlier I missed your post.

With Kmail I could not work out how to create a list of emails under a single heading in the address book. Not an option as far as I could tell. When sending an email to a group of people, I was able to save and name the list of addresses I sent it to, but this option only seemed to come up when choosing who to send the email to - some button on the right hand end of the "to" field let me select who to send it to from emails listed in the address book. Holding down the control button and carefully picking through the long list of emails in the address book that were displayed.

I found that the saved list(s) would be there the next time I went through the "choose who to send to" procedure. Button to the right etc etc.

Could not find any way to access the saved group list directly from the KDE address book which Kmail uses (was it called Kaddressbook ?? something like that) or Kontact. Could not find any way to modify the saved group list. Ooops a wrong email address in there ... oh no I want to add Suzy to the list ... bother, Andy changed his email address ... well I will just have to create a new group list all over again by the same tedious process and call it ... ummm "party invites 43"

Get the picture? I call that quirky.

Rummaged about through the help files and clicked on everything I could think of but found no easy way of managing the group list.

With Thunderbird I can use the addressbook to create, edit and save a group list right there in the addressbook - handy feature, common sense really.
Old 02-12-2007, 09:58 AM   #86
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Mail Client

Started w/ Evolution but Kaddress is a much better PIM and Kmail integrates nicely, even with my gmail account so I can access when connected or dump mail into my laptop if I won't connect for a while. Kmail is my vote.
Old 02-16-2007, 08:18 AM   #87
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Originally Posted by kotnik
Hey! Where's Claws Mail (MUA formerly known as Sylpheed Claws)????
Yes, I was wondering exactly the same thing!
Old 02-16-2007, 09:03 AM   #88
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my vote goes for sylpheed ...

its the only one that i alsways stick to , probably my expectations are a bit limited in comparisions to other ... although i was once really surprised about it during one of those so-called upgrade to a newer version , its still the only one that i use ...

//but if all the above fail , seem that its the only thing that i could freely spelt correctly with ease ... ^_^

Old 02-16-2007, 01:46 PM   #89
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Thunderbird got my vote.
Old 02-17-2007, 10:55 PM   #90
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Opera's client takes a little getting used to - like Opera itself - but it is very quick, reliable and efficient. Got my vote.


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