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Old 12-09-2004, 11:00 PM   #1
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Kmail or Thunderbird whats better?

does any one no what is a better email client? Kmail or Thunderbird 1.0. I like have kmail can go to the system tray but then i like thunderbird also but i dont no the pro's and con's on them. Any input would be welcomed...

Old 12-10-2004, 12:43 AM   #2
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Better mabey a matter of opinion. KMail is much more integrated into KDE, but I prefer Thunderbird personaly so I use it. No problems and It does everything I need it to do.
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You need to try both of them and then decide wich you prefer. This is one of those things that ultimately depends on personal preference.
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Yep, it's very personal and nobody can't say "this one is better". I used Thunderbird and now left it and use KMail, but i can't say why i did it. Just wanted to try KMail and found it better matching my needs. Also it's better integrated in KDE, as AlphaX already said.
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thats true, it is a personal opinion. i would also like to add that since it is integrated into kde, it makes it easier to use konqueror without having to configure anything. unlike getting firefox and t-bird to play together which hasnt been easy

also you can try the PIM applet in kde called kontact which gives an Outlook look and feel to it. it integrates kmail, a calendar, address book, browser (it calls konqueror), a todo list and other features. it is a very nice app

for me, i use t-bird and firefox
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I run Thunderbird on Windows and Linux, that way I only have to learn to use one gui. Of course, this doesn't matter if you don't use Windows.
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thanks guys for your input. I do run thunderbird on windows but I dont use windows much any more. I was just not sure how thundersbirds filterings are compeared to kmail. I dont use thunderbirds filters for spam or anyting cause i have MailwasherPro and Benigh and I love them. However you cant get them on a linux box so I have to use filters. I like very much having the integration in to kde with kmail but lol I love thunderbird. Whats a simple guy to do lol.. again thinks


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