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Old 11-24-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
slacknoob
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Searching for email client


I'm currently searching for a email client with mail notification. I've been using thunderbird, but it only provides this feature under windows. I've already read something about fetchmail and sendmail, but I would like a more user-friendly alternative. Any sugestions?


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Old 11-26-2003, 02:38 AM   #2
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Hi,

I assume that by mail notification you mean you want something to popup and say "you've got mail".

The traditional unix way is for one program to do one thing. sendmail and fetchmail are mail transport programs (the former for smtp and the latter for pop3); your mail client merely lets you read the mails in your mailbox, etc. The program "xbiff" was used to show if you've got new mail. It looks ugly but you can still give it a try.

Of course the modern trend is to copy everything from MS and apple, and so we have huge "mail clients" which try to do anything remotely related to email :-) I haven't used any of these but evolution might have the feature that you're looking for.

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