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What is the best mail cient?
Kmail
34%
 34%  [ 14 ]
Evolution
34%
 34%  [ 14 ]
Korn
0%
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Other-If other what?
31%
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squirrelmail :) But I might be a little biased because the developer is a good friend of mine :)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2003 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone use (x)emacs/mew ?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*wonders if he can change his vote from evolution to sylpheed...evolution stopped working for me...I re emerged and it still didn't work...I emerged the brand spanking new evolution that was still masked and it worked...until two days later when I tried starting it again it died again poping about 3 error dialog boxes :cry:*
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like sylpheed-claws
emerge sylpheed-claws
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah sylpheed for me too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sylpheed-claws for me.

Just gonna try mutt out now... I've been switching to a lot of console based stuff recently. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VM + xemacs 8)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BackSeat wrote:
I stopped using Evolution (it lost one too many outgoing mails for me) and now use Sylpheed-claws. It's excellent.

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I use Evolution - it's never lost any outgoing emails for me and I've used devel & stable versions.
My partner uses a vnc session to a unix box just to use evolution instead of a windows client of her windows box.

I particularly like the way evolution handles encrypted emails - not sure if other clients do this no also because it's been so long since I've used another client :)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet Another Vote for sylpheed-claws.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use KMail, and after using it for a couple of years, I find that I can't use anything else. I recently switched from KDE to gnome, but I have yet to find a gtk email client that can live up to KMail.

I really would like to run evolution, as I need a calender, but IMHO it doesn't compare to KMail.

So it's KMail under gnome... :roll:
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mutt most of the time, since often I read my email remotely. When I'm using my own computer, I tend to use kmail-- most because it has great html reading support.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Sylpheed-claws vote from me.
It's both on my gentoo box and on Windows at work.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plain vanilla Sylpheed. Could anyone tell me what are the differences with it and Claw? I've been wanting to give it a try, but i'm just too lazy :)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After using mutt for years, I've recently switched to sylpheed-claws. I'd been wanting to use a graphical mua that handled all the features of mutt that I cared about and wasn't ugly and slow and it looked like it could handle it.

I was right. I'm really liking it. Being able to deal with html mail better is a bonus too. I don't like html email but you still have to live with it so now it's less of a nuisance.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mozilla-Thunderbird 0.2

booyeah. me likey...

Used to use OE on winblows and OSX Mail when i moved my email to the mac, now on my iBook running gentoo i run Mozilla-Thunderbird - fast and surprisingly stable considering its still missing some stuff... spam filter works great - taught it for the first couple days and it rarely mis-catches spam mail... just gotta define my mailing lists as Not Junk :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, afer messing around with evolution, I realized one very important thisn.

My MTA is qmail (will also work with Postfix, I belive) and it uses a Maldir type mailbox. That means that all my new mail is stored in ~/.maildir/new/ as individual files. So what do I use to check and read mail?

ls ; xargs ; grep ; less

It is fast, convineint, and gives me plenty of practice with regexps.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely Sylpheed (vanilla). Graphical, quite small, and not false-feature-rich.

sylpheed-claws does too many things I don't like (and I'm too lazy to search for the toggles to turn em off ;) ). Especially that the compose key seems to work differently from sylpheed (and any other X app I'm aware of) and produces (Hungarian) double-acute umlauts for u" and o" instead of plain old diaereses...
Also, that the cursor keys in the compose window don't work like cursor keys at all (they do have little arrows on em that describe their respective function...). Sometimes when you press <down>, it simply stays at the end of the paragraph although there are plenty lines below... Sometimes it uses to jump forward in a word-wise fashion. Whatever. Quite non-deterministic :D

Evolution, while looking really good (colleague of mine got it on his Gentoo) - is one of the apps I consider in the grey area just at the border of bloatware land (not to mention that it has to be linked against loads and loads of Gnomeish libraries which I'd have to install for one single application).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to have to go ahead and vote other on this one. Mozilla Thunderbird is where it's at. This is of course IMHO.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

evolution, althought it's a bit buggy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finnish wrote:
pine
Because it's fast... At least I'm safe from all LookOut! script viruses. 8)


Indeed, pine here aswell.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been satisfied with any mail client since I left Eurdora behind when I moved from Windows to Linux a few years ago. Actually the closest these days is Outlook 2000, which I use at work.

I've used (for real):

Elm (Amiga port, years ago, pretty good)
Sylpheed (not bad)
Netscape 4 Mail (not great but did the job)
Outlook Express (Windows, not bad)
Lotus Notes (Windows, at work, not bad for the purpose)
Evolution (very good but looks awful in KDE)
KMail (not bad, but not as reliable as Evolution)
Eudora (Windows, absolutely great)
SquirrelMail (good, but webmail is never quite the real thing IMHO)

I've tried:

Mozilla Mail (nothing special)
Mutt (never really got into it)
+ others I've forgotten

The lack of KDE/Gnome consistency is a real bummer, because moving from Kmail sacrifices a lot of integrated look & feel. Evolution fonts are difficult to read in KDE, and adjusting Gnome preferences while in KDE is not easy. If I log out and log into Gnome (involves rebooting Windows VM) the font size preferences don't seem to match.

So for now I'm making do with Kmail, even though I've had reliability issues and lost mails in the recent past. It looks good, keyboard navigation is good, and it doesn't encourage me to eat HTML spam like most Windows clients.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has to be mutt and sylpheed-claws

They both do the jobs very nicely
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have to find a mail client that is just as satifactory as those I used in Windows. I basically want:
- See the mail the way it was intended by the sender
- Fast operation
- Stability
- Encryption built in and working in a uniform way
All , but the last point are offered in excellence by outlook-express, outlook and eudora. Also Mozilla mail comes close as it is quite fast in windows.

In linux however, there is the traditional trade-off between speed and functionality. The ones that offer the speed I need : sylpheed(-claws), just don't do it in the appearance and usabilility department. What irritates me most in sylpheed is that is does not remember what application to open attachments with. I should not be that hard to to remember that an .sxw file should be opened with openoffice.. etc.
Oh well, then there is kmail, which is reasonably fast once started (it takes appx 3-4 sec to start on my athlon 2000+, which is too long.) It has however a way to do gpg that evolution and sylpheed-claws don't understand+plus it crashes too often. Furhtermore it has trouble displaying mails sent by OE users properly. Attachments do however get opened up with the right app, with a single click. The last one I mention is the greatest in features: Evolution. It is just dirt slow and remind me of a similary functional program I used years back on a pentium 133 mhz. It is funny how a similar program on linux seems to need appx 15x the cpu juice to run at the same speed. Furthemore evolution has many instability problems here, like crashing and hanging.
For mozilla: it is great, but why is it so much slower on linux than on windows? (I wouldn't mind some preloading here)

Oh well, as you can see the parallel with webbrowsers and office apps: speed (konqueror,abiword koffice) vs. usbility/features (mozilla,openoffice) is obvious. Konqueror is my favorite, but it just doesn't handle my most important sites.

For now I use sylpheed for regular mailing and when I feel I am missig out on something I fire up evolution of mozilla-mail. Smae thing for the browsers
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MozillaThunderbird here

it seems to be the only mail-client with integrated (tried sylpheed-claws, evolution, mutt

*) pop-mail download without delete on server
++ delete on server when it is deleted in inbox
*) working junk filter (with disabling html in mails marked as junk)
*) working rules

i use the current nightly-build 0,3(20030925) and it runs fast and stable here (gentoo 1.4 - AMD XP 2000+)

just my 2cents
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lisandro wrote:
Plain vanilla Sylpheed. Could anyone tell me what are the differences with it and Claw? I've been wanting to give it a try, but i'm just too lazy :)
Differences between Sylpheed and Sylpheed-Claws.
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