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Old 04-01-2004, 06:28 AM   #1
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thinking email clients


I haven't been too happy with Mozilla Mail as email client, with 7 or 8 POP email accounts, it hasn't help me organise myself much.

So I was looking a Mutt, cos I like command line stuff, but it seems madly advanced, being all MUA and not MTA. Truth is of course, I'm not competent enough to set up the MTAs (sendmail/fetchmail), and I hardly see the value of a sole MUA like Mutt.

Anybody with any guiding thoughts for me?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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If you are using kde, try kmail...
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:21 AM   #3
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If you are looling for a good...no great GUI email client (which also has a calendar,contact manager and more) then Evolution is a great one.

http://www.ximian.com/products/evolution/

However, if you really just want to access your mail from the command line then all I have to ask is....why? Do you only use Linux from the command line? If so then a command line only email client makes sense...otherwise IMAO, it does not. Except as a back-up for when you can't access X.

Just my 2 cents. But evolution is a great product. I started out with kmail but find evolution a lot better. Give it a try.

Later
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:37 AM   #4
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Thanks profjohn 4 answer. In my RH7.2 days I did use kmail, not bad, but not my sort of thing.
devin, I think I'll try your suggestion. Evolution smells gnomey (same Mexican busybody, right?) but I'll try it on xfce, which I'm currently experimenting with.
Cheers!
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:54 AM   #5
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Evolution smells gnomey
Yes...very. But it plays nice with Xfce4, which is what I use. I find a lot of the KDE apps don't 'play nice' with xfce4, just in terms of staying on their own workspace and so on.

However, now I am starting to worry about professing the greatness of Evolution just in case you might be disappointed guess it all depends on what you are looking for, but I find it the best email client out there.

BTW, xfce is great...although I am starting to be lured by Enlightenment's shiny bells and whistles, but the last time I used it it was slow and crashed a lot....xfce is fast and never crashes...enjoy

Later
 
  


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