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Old 04-18-2002, 02:24 AM   #1
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confused about mail clients


now that I have finally got my modem working I venture in to the next new world of challenges. I have to get the e-mail to work.
So far most people have been recommending Enlightenment and/or evolution as mail clients to me.
But when I go to the websites I find they those are both integrated in a complete desktop solution that I'm really not interested in.
Is there a way to just install the mail clients themselves or should I look at other mail clients (like the one netscape offers?)
Anyone know by the way when or if opera for linux will come with a mail client (for windoze they already have that, which I have been using)?

Old 04-18-2002, 05:06 AM   #2
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enlightenment is a windowmanager. I don't think it even has it's own mail client like KDE has.
try Kmail. it's perfect.
Evolution comes with the ximian desktop. Ximian is nice though. Evolution is a real outlook lookalike. but just go with kmail it comes with most distro's

also pine is a good mail client too.
Old 04-18-2002, 05:16 AM   #3
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Not to put down KDE b/c part of the problem is probably that I'm running the KDE programs under Gnome, but I find that some KDE applications crash quite frequently.
I will have a shot at Kmail though, I have to give it a shot at least right?
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Pine. Open any terminal and type pine. Use fetchmail or getmail to access POP/IMAP servers. Must I say more?
Old 09-21-2006, 12:29 PM   #5
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Thunderbird, I use it with my Dual Boot system. Create a FAT common partition for both OSs. Place the T-Bird directory in there and point both OSs T-Bird to the same place after configuring POP3 / IMAP and SMTP on each OS. Now you can view E-Mail on both OSs each time you boot on either one.

Have been using susessfuly on my Dell D600 with a 80GB HDD and W2K / Mandriva 2006.
Old 09-21-2006, 03:45 PM   #6
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I access all of my mail through an IMAP server,so it really doesn't matter what I use, or what OS I'm booted into... or even where I am..


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