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View Poll Results: Which of these is your favorite email client?
Claws Mail 5 8.62%
Sylpheed 2 3.45%
Thunderbird 25 43.10%
Other 26 44.83%
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:56 PM   #16
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I chose "Other" for Kmail. There should have been a selection for Kmail. It is a full featured email client and does not need third party applications or add-ons. It was listed as one of the top 5 email clients for Linux in 2015.
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:12 AM   #17
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I voted other for FossaMail which is Moonchild Production's fork of Thunderbird. Has the old interface of Thunderbird with security updates.
Old 03-02-2016, 07:44 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
I started on Thunderbird, because that's what I was given. Then I migrated to Evolution, as less confusing.
I started with Evolution because that's what I was given and pretty much continue to use that. I'm sure there was a different one long ago, and I just used it. I think so long as something is serviceable I have no complaints.
Old 03-02-2016, 10:42 AM   #19
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Do note that "Email Client of the Year" was one of the MCA's this year. You can see the full results here:

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Old 03-02-2016, 10:59 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by disciplepup View Post
There are lots of Firefox and Thunderbird extensions I wouldn't want to give up, and they run in Seamonkey (a few I need to modify so that they do).
I almost always have a browser open and I really don't want to run two big programs if I can get away with just one*.
Firefox and Thunderbird always seem to be changing their ui, so it is easier to keep it how I like it in Seamonkey.

*You might ask why not use the Gmail web interface or similar, but I find them quite annoying.
+1 for SeaMonkey.
I liked KMail, but last I looked the KMail developers still hadn't given it the ability to properly forwarded HTML mail and HTML mail accounts for better than 90% of the e-mail that arrives each day. We are now what, 16 years into the 21st Century?

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Old 03-02-2016, 11:01 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
Do note that "Email Client of the Year" was one of the MCA's this year. You can see the full results here:

I did not vote there either...
Old 03-02-2016, 01:56 PM   #22
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Other, because I really don't use provider email anymore, webmail. I do use Mutt for system mail and was a big fan of Thunderbird when I did need it.
Old 03-04-2016, 10:34 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Sypheed/Claws is my second choice. They are so closely related I think of them as one thing.
FMPOV, Sylpheed and Claws Mail differ remarkably. Sylpheed is inherently portable, Claws Mail is not. Furthermore, Sylpheed is remarkably faster and less resources-hungry; it is perfectly possible to see it on low-end machines.

Generally, Sylpheed is my client #1. From time to time I use Claws as Sylpheed can not handle return receipt / disposition notification requests reasonably.

As concerns Thunderbird: generally quite nice but with *very ugly* flaws in attachment handling (see bugzilla); also no logging. I was using it from time to time but completely abandoned some time ago.
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Originally Posted by BW-userx View Post
google mail

because Linux install mail servies keeps my mail on my cp and I do a lot of starting over just cuz -- so I'd end up loosing all of my emails --- back up restore too much of a hassale
Don't use pop3, use imap
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:57 AM   #25
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Unfortunately the current kmail does have some annoyances from time to time, but I gave up on Thunderbird nearly 2 years ago when it started giving me severe grief.

For reasons unknown it decided to lie about the number of emails arriving. I would regularly get messages informing me that I had several thousand new emails (I think that the record was telling me I had over 20,000 new emails when I actually only had a few). Being on Arch I did a quick pacman -S to reinstall it. Didn't help. Couple that with being told my LinkedIn messages were spam ...

I don't get nearly as much aggro with kmail - although friends and family are happy with Thunderbird. I won't choose anything gnome, I hate it and its awful kludgy internals. It is a real pain when I have to use gnome/gtk-based applications.
Old 03-05-2016, 09:05 AM   #26
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I use Sylpheed; I like the ability to export in MBOX format, as opposed to exporting in MH format. Sylpheed is a good, basic email program, that is simple to use, and gets the job done. I can PGP sign and encrypt my email, if desired. I can concatenate messages, and delete duplicate messages.

The one thing I would like to see with Sylpheed is an archive utility that aggregates All email messages, from All folders, into a single file (similar to an Outlook PST file, but human readable, as in XML).

My calendar, task, and notes functions are accomplished through the use of Osmo.

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Old 03-05-2016, 10:16 AM   #27
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A new email client I'm trying is Nylas N1. It has a nice interface, but still a basic flaw in that it can't deal with encryption/decryption, signing, or anything else related to security. There is one person working on incorporating encryption, but so far he has shown little understanding of it. The N1 developers seem to think they don't need to address it, and so far have refused to do so, and therefore I can't use it full-time. I check it from time to time, but I'm not sure it's going to be viable as it is. But if encryption isn't important to you, it may be worth looking at.
Old 03-07-2016, 01:28 PM   #28
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+1 for mu4e

I've tried evolution, kmail, mutt, thunderbird, gnus, rmail, & pine over the years (...many years). I use each one till it flakes out or otherwise misbehaves (which in each case could have easily been my fault). I've had good luck with mu4e (in emacs, obviously) for the past 6 months. I would really prefer to use kmail for the features, but 'upgrades' to the kde infrastructure have driven me away from kde.
Old 03-15-2016, 04:05 PM   #29
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I use thunderbird presently;in gnome I found evolution quite fine,even in kde., but found it too slow when 60< mails were in inbox. Now with kde.,k-mail is 2nd choice to thunderbird for me.
Old 03-15-2016, 04:51 PM   #30
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I know what it does and why. Most of this is, because the mail-system was devised in a certain way and not another. With other mail-clients I often get the impression that they are there to provide things that the mail-system was not meant for. People who ask me for help with their mail often do so, because they demand too much or their mail-software promises too much. Mutt is like home. All is familiar.

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