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View Poll Results: Email Client of the Year
Alpine 5 2.01%
Claws Mail 22 8.84%
Evolution 13 5.22%
Geary 3 1.20%
Gnus 3 1.20%
Icedove 4 1.61%
Kmail 12 4.82%
mutt 12 4.82%
N1 1 0.40%
SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups 9 3.61%
Sylpheed 5 2.01%
Thunderbird 158 63.45%
Trojita 0 0%
Mailspring 2 0.80%
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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Email Client of the Year

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Old 01-03-2018, 02:19 PM   #2
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Thunderbird, it just works, simple for email, used it for years and never had a reason to change.
Old 01-03-2018, 02:31 PM   #3
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Thunderbird, it works, and can read html email (as html) without a lot of hassle.
Old 01-03-2018, 03:04 PM   #4
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claws-mail -light and reliable.
Out of X - alpine.
Old 01-03-2018, 05:03 PM   #5
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claws-mail, light, never let me down, very fast, great search and archive features, etc...
Old 01-03-2018, 07:15 PM   #6
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Thunderbird just keeps going - never had a problem with it
Old 01-03-2018, 07:32 PM   #7
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I'll vote for sylpheed, as this is what I use now. Very fast, all the good features, and great interface. Another favorite is seamonkey mail.
Old 01-04-2018, 04:52 AM   #8
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since i voted that for the browser, too.

it's like what thunderbird should've stuck with.
i am amazed how sluggish thunderbird is (*), and how light seamonkey mail is, with all the same features.

(*) if you have more than 1 mail account and a spinning hard drive, you will notice.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:57 AM   #9
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Thunderbird was uninstalled from all of my machines years ago because its GnuPG support ("Enigmail") is incredibly unreliable. On Linux and Unix, I usually use Emacs (here: Gnus) for that.
Old 01-04-2018, 03:14 PM   #10
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Won't let me vote for two :-( Voted claws this time.

I use kmail and claws mail. Tried sylpheed but it is unusable since all of my email accounts use imap and sylpheed filters don't work for that. So I installed claws, it immediately picked up the sylpheed configuration so all of my mailboxes were present and functioning. Pity they don't understand regular expressions properly for the filters which work fine otherwise.

(Hint: . means any character - to include an actual . it is escaped with backslash. Try that and claws unhelpfully escapes the backslash but it doesn't escape an unadorned period).
Old 01-04-2018, 04:02 PM   #11
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:03 PM   #12
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Thunderbird - it just works.
Old 01-04-2018, 04:47 PM   #13
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Thunderbird works well for me. I did use FossaMail in the past, but it has been discontinued in 2017. I would like to see FossaMail revived. FossaMail used the Goanna engine that is used by the PaleMoon browser.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:56 PM   #14
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It misses plain webmail.
i used evolution for many years, but it had problems and issues
back to plain webmail and that'S it
Old 01-05-2018, 02:15 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by bigiron45 View Post
Thunderbird, it just works, simple for email, used it for years and never had a reason to change.
That's why I vote Thunderbird


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