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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.


View Poll Results: Mail Client of the Year
Thunderbird 520 53.72%
Kmail 156 16.12%
Evolution 133 13.74%
Sylpheed 21 2.17%
pine 11 1.14%
alpine 1 0.10%
mutt 46 4.75%
Balsa 2 0.21%
Opera M2 23 2.38%
SquirrelMail 7 0.72%
IMP 0 0%
SeaMonkey MailNews 14 1.45%
Claws Mail 34 3.51%
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:36 AM   #16
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Another vote for Kmail here. Great integration, and its got some neat tricks up its sleeve. I sent a mail yesterday which happened to have the word 'attached' in it, and before sending it, kmail asked me if I forgot to add an attachment since I seemed to have mentioned it in the content. Very thoughtful of it
Old 01-09-2008, 12:11 PM   #17
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I would like to propose an 'old as hills' tool for reading mail that I'm the last 'real man' to use, but I just slipped my finger over the mouse few times and voted for kmail

I guess it's fair to leave my vote as is.
All in all it's for 2k7's Mail client and not for best ever mail client.
I rest my case.
Old 01-10-2008, 09:46 AM   #18
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After using Evolution, Thunderbird and KMail (briefly), I am now hooked on claws-mail. It is a wonderful, light, fast email client with lots of features.
Old 01-14-2008, 10:30 PM   #19
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Thunderbird using IMAP with my gmail account. Very nice indeed:-)
Old 01-15-2008, 01:12 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
How do you read the LQ Community Bulletin?

While my favorite (KMail) is there, some of my fallbacks aren't --
Roundcube and Mailody are pretty good too
Old 01-15-2008, 01:21 AM   #21
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Migrated from KMail to Thunderbird. Thunderbird is good, especially with Add-Ons installed. Miss the integration with Kontact though a bit, and I hope the developers of Thunderbird and Sunbird will work on a suite as well...
Old 01-15-2008, 06:07 AM   #22
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Thunderbird for POP and IMAP, using the Enigmail and GnuPG for security. Nice combination!
Old 01-15-2008, 06:53 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by hitest View Post
Thunderbird using IMAP with my gmail account. Very nice indeed:-)
Um... so does KMail.
Old 01-15-2008, 07:56 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by theriddle View Post
KMail is fast, light, well-integrated, can poll POP3/IMAP (I've used both), and embeds in Kontact for quick callendar/email-about-it .
for me am receiving thousand emails from routers/servers notifications, am using different browser, including outlook express (hehehe) yeah this really sucks. am using thunderbird for my business emails, kmail for servers/routers notifications and evolution for mailing-lists, all of them have pros and cons. it depends on what really really prefer. i want evolution for its mailing-list features on the filters, kmail for fast downloading since notifications are being sent every minute or two, and thunderbird for better archiving of emails. that's only my experienced. i can't tell other's experienced, maybe they can share theirs so we can have a justification too on this item
Old 01-15-2008, 08:16 PM   #25
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I just had to vote for Thunderbird. For me, it's fast, and it does everything I expect from an e-mail client. But I will be honest, the only other client I've tried was Evolution. The problems I had may be system-specific, but it was painfully slow, and horrible for dropping attachments (recipients received a blank page) and strange reformatting of text in the main message during 'send'. I wasn't really nuts over the address book 'cards', either. Just my

Old 01-15-2008, 09:25 PM   #26
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I used to use t-bird, but my son got me hooked on gmail. I love the off site storage and access from any computer. Too bad webmail options are not included in the vote.
Old 01-16-2008, 12:36 AM   #27
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This was actually a difficult choice. I use Evolution for most of my mail needs but I couldn't do anything if I didn't have pine/alpine.
Old 01-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #28
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Thunderbird. Recent convert from evolution, here.
Old 01-17-2008, 12:14 AM   #29
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I voted for Thunderbird (Icedove, in my Zenwalk). It's really good and complete, and support gmail too.
Old 01-19-2008, 09:08 PM   #30
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Evolution does everything I need...


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