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Which is the best Email Client under GNU/Linux?

Discussion in 'Open Source' started by tuxfan, Aug 18, 2004.

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Which is the best Email Client under GNU/Linux?

  1. Ximian Evolution

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  2. Kmail

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  3. Mozilla Mail

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  4. Mozilla Thunderbird

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  5. Other (please specify)

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  1. tuxfan

    tuxfan New Member

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    I am on the verge of making a big leap towards regular use of GNU/Linux. For that to happen, I need to settle down on a good email client. I require some opinions from expereinced users.

    Under Windows, I have been using Outlook Express 6. I have many email accounts spreaded across multiple identities. If possible, I would like to continue enjoying this facility. Please keep this in mind when expressing your opinion. Please help me decide which is the best email client under this great OS. Not only cast your vote, but also give reasons. Thanks.
     
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    From experience, i'd suggest to go in for the Mozilla Bundle package... which includes browser and mail client.... You'll be able to add all your Outlook accounts except for hotmail accounts...

    KMail is not good because it does not group various pop3 mail accounts and dumps all mail collected from various pop3 servers into a single inbox... whereas mozilla/thunderbird categorize it ....

    I've heard that KMail has a feature wherein you can Bounce back a mail... this comes in handy if you've been added to a spam list... by a bounced mail, the spammer might remove you from his list....
     
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    I've been using K-mail on linux since the time it came in....
    Not had any complaints against it. YMMV
     
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    thunderbird for me..
     
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    So far whatever opinions I have had, thunderbird has been the winner. But I would like to even have a look at kmail.

    Thank you everyone for your opinion. I will wait for some more.
     
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    Mozilla Thunderbird is da best!!
    Mozilla Mail is also pretty decent.
     
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    mozz TB,

    I use TB on windows too so i feel comfortable with it on linux as well.
     
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    using Mozilla mail since begining ,

    btw Ximian Evolution is also not bad...

    :)
     
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    I am somewhat more comfortable in Evolution. But the popular opinion so far has been tilted towards Thunderbird in almost all the forums I posted this question. :)
     
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    I have started with Evolution. More comfortable. It is more Outlook/OE like and therefore easier to use. Old habits die hard :(
     
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    Hey did you forget pine (the mother of all mail clients)
     
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    pine!? I don't even know about it!! :oops: Please enlighten me.
     
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    Pine is the default email client used by the linux world. In our college (IISc) it is the most widly used software. details can be seen on
    http://www.freeos.com/articles/3840/
    regards pradeep
     
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    yes.. i can remember, i have used pine in our college, sitting over a teminal using telnet....

    those days are koolest......

    thanks @ pradeep_chauhan for bringing my sweet memories...

    :)
     
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    Ximian is a Outlook clone. But I like Thunderbird. Easy, and fast with Bayesian spam filters
     
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    Oh yes... though PINE is coolest but since its not a free software, it was not installed at my server. I have to use mutt .... :x :x :x
     
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    TB, i'm using it on windows, dont know abt Linux Much, but it has a spam filter, and it really works. !!

    graphical theme is also nice,

    THUNDERBIRD !!!
     
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    Hey I think pine is a free software.Pine was developed by Computing & Communications at the University of Washington. Though originally designed for inexperienced email users, Pine has evolved to support many advanced features, and an ever-growing number of configuration and personal-preference options. check out the link and the legal page
    http://www.washington.edu/pine/
     
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    No... PINE is not Free Software... you can download PINE for free of cost be you cannot redistribute its modified sources... In that sense it is Non - Free Software

    Check out its licence terms and conditions...
    http://www.washington.edu/pine/faq/legal.html

    this is what its says...
     
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