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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Mail Client of the Year
Thunderbird 316 53.56%
Kmail 67 11.36%
Evolution 87 14.75%
Sylpheed 9 1.53%
Claws Mail 29 4.92%
alpine 12 2.03%
mutt 30 5.08%
Balsa 0 0%
Opera M2 18 3.05%
SquirrelMail 12 2.03%
IMP 0 0%
SeaMonkey MailNews 10 1.69%
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:29 AM   #16
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emacs' MEW
It's fast as hell^^.
Old 01-20-2010, 08:51 AM   #17
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claws for a client, alpine for cli.
Old 01-20-2010, 01:23 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by echo77 View Post
I'd nominate GMail "web mail client"
I concur. But since it's not listed then I have to go with thunderbird. It's the only client I ever, albeit rarely, use outside of the gmail web app.
Old 01-20-2010, 04:44 PM   #19
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Alpine for the console and Sylpheed for a gui.
Old 01-20-2010, 05:33 PM   #20
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Another vote for Gmail!
Old 01-20-2010, 05:42 PM   #21
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Surely GMail is a service, not a client?
Old 01-20-2010, 08:47 PM   #22
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Am I the last guy using good old mailx?
I've been using it since '84. If I have to, I'll s a message and open it with Seamonkey or metamail or munpack. But more often, I want to v ($EDITOR=vim) it to see the headers or save one paragraph or something. Wish it used readline the way bash does, but not enough to hack it myself.
Old 01-21-2010, 04:47 AM   #23
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Kmail. Otherwise I would have a different Outlook for my mail.
Old 01-21-2010, 06:13 AM   #24
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Interesting to see others using Alpine on CLI and Claws on GUI!

Although I increasingly find myself using Alpine on CLI and then just using Modest (bad quoting though!) and the iPod Touch mail clients and not bothering with a computer except for long e-mails.
Old 01-21-2010, 08:18 AM   #25
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Thunderbird 3.0 has come a LONG way and is greatly improved so it got my vote.

Overall, I think KMail is the best e-mail client, but its developers refuse to bring it into the 'modern age' and provide proper support for HTML mail.

I prefer plain text, but since 90%, if not more, of the e-mail I receive each day is HTML, I switched to Thunderbird.

If KMail ever gets dragged into the 21st Century I go back to it in a flash.

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Old 01-21-2010, 03:36 PM   #26
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Thumbs up +

Old 01-21-2010, 03:48 PM   #27
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I use thunderbird.
Old 01-22-2010, 12:32 AM   #28
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I use Evolution have for many a year. Most bussiness get lost with out a calendering function Ive used Kmail its ok They both mesh with with Outlook users. But Evolution is tops for those needing a outlook or business style mail program

Im not sure that Kmail and Evolution should be in the same boat as Tbird and others. Tbird rules if you just need a pop client And no lighting is not there yet.
When it is ready.Those Outlook users really will have a solid alternative to use on any OS
Old 01-22-2010, 01:45 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Jevan View Post
Interesting to see others using Alpine on CLI and Claws on GUI!

Although I increasingly find myself using Alpine on CLI and then just using Modest (bad quoting though!) and the iPod Touch mail clients and not bothering with a computer except for long e-mails.

I am curious why you prefer Alpine over Mutt?
Old 01-24-2010, 12:32 AM   #30
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Can't vote on this one. Other than having to use the dog slow and pathetic LookOut 2007 at work, I'm 100% webmail these days.


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