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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 02-06-2008, 04:57 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by Takla View Post
I voted for Evolution because the developers realise that I might actually receive html mail and need to read it easily and perhaps need to quote some parts of it in reply. If the claws devs got real and understood that people do send html mail then maybe I'd use claws, but they decline to offer me even a choice
Huh, you mean choice as in
- display html as plain text,
- or ,
- or ?
Old 02-07-2008, 02:44 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by colinleroy View Post
Huh, you mean choice as in
- display html as plain text,
- or ,
- or ?
yes I tried the them, the second one kind of works. I'd rather just have the email displayed in the way the author intended without me having to jump through a couple more hoops (open the seperate viewer and then load the images). It wasn't a satisfactory solution, more a work around. edit: it also didn't do a good job of displayinh text and related images coherently...was a mess. /edit. Other clients display the same mails without any fuss. I just need to be able to read the stuff people send me and I don't feel html in emails is a big deal, though I don't send it myself (can't think why I'd want to) and I appreciate that people using pay per kb services accessing mail via their mobile phone providers have a good reason to object to even receiving it. Imo if you're a desktop user and your mail client is any good at all it's a non-issue whether people send you plain text or html or big attachments etc. Basically I just want to read the stuff and perhaps reply; if a mail client makes this difficult, inconvenient or impossible it's not the right one for me.

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Old 02-09-2008, 08:40 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by xma View Post
If I want to "send a picture" to someone, I just put a link to a WWW resource where it can effectively be viewed.
So I have a private image of my son to send my parents, do I drag and drop onto an email, enter the address and title and click ctrl-enter.

Or do I upload to a "private" image server and force my parents to work out how to subscribe to a website?

I'll bet more than 95% of users send images as attachments every month and probably 99.9% within a year. But lets leave it there.
Old 02-12-2008, 11:38 PM   #49
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Evolution Mail is without a doubt the most improved mail client of the year!
Old 02-15-2008, 07:06 PM   #50
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I use both Thunderbird and pine, but I votred for pine - lightweight and simple (once you get used to it )
Old 02-16-2008, 12:01 PM   #51
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Pegasus Mail

KMail works fine, but I still miss a number of features from Pegasus Mail. Would there be anyone able & willing to help get this ported to Linux? Please...
Old 02-16-2008, 04:31 PM   #52
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Thunderbird. No contest.
Old 02-19-2008, 03:09 PM   #53
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Squirrelmail? Really? I'd vote Roundcube over Squirrelmail! But then I'd probably vote Thunderbird or Evolution over that.
Old 02-24-2008, 05:53 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by tuxrules View Post
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.
Same here. I started with KMail, but it blew up on me and lost all its mail settings and mailboxes. Although the mail files were still where they were supposed to be, KMail could not find them.

I tried both Evolution and Thunderbird, but I found them difficult to use since I have multiple mailboxes.

I gave claws-mail a shot and haven't looked anywhere else afterwards. It is simple and does all I need it to do.

Old 02-25-2008, 01:55 PM   #55
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I like Thunderbird, but have decided that Evolution is the better of the two.
Old 03-01-2008, 07:51 AM   #56
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Opera !!!!!

I've been using Opera since 2000. Since the implementation of M2 it's by far the most accessible mailclient. Over 15000 mailmessages incl. attachments, over 800 relations have moved along with new versions. And I've always been able to find what i needed. Tried Eudora, kMail, Thunderbird, and many others trough the years, but there's nothing like Opera's M2. I think I've converted at least a hundred people to Opera, most of them to Linux as well.


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