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What is the best mail cient?
Kmail
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Evolution
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Korn
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Other-If other what?
31%
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 8:46 pm    Post subject: looking for a good mail client Reply with quote

I still haven't found a decent mail client. I would use KMail, but the IMAP support isn't that great (I don't wanna download messages from the server each time I open them). Tried Sylpheed and Sylpheed-Claws, but they were too unstable for me. For one thing, both of them stall while downloading messages from the server so that the GUI becomes completely unresponsive. I find this really annoying, and sometimes they just never snap out of it. The other day I lost a message in Sylpheed-Claws, so I wiped it from my system. Was writing an email, and at one point I did a ^a, ^c, as is my habit when writing emails lest anything should mess up, and... well, it did mess up. It crashed. I mean, it just disappeared, and when I tried to paste, I had some trash in my clipboard, like so: v@v@ . So I messed around with it a bit, and at one point I recall having a ton of random X server messages in my clipboard. Actually, I don't remember which happened first, but I remember them both happening.

So I'm still searching. Emerging Mozilla right now in hopes that the mail client will be decent. Gonna try Evolution as well. I'll try Mutt eventually when I get things set up right, but I do prefer GUI mail clients. Can't wait for KDE 3.2, as it should fix my KMail issues.

Everyone says Sylpheed (claws) is so fast, so I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the GUI unresponsiveness while busy issue. Maybe it's a gtk thing?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idoneus wrote:
As I've been reading through this thread I more and more wondered when someone would say something like dmitrio

dmitrio wrote:
EMACS/GNUS


THAT is my preferred mail/news/... client

once you've become used to emacs, you can't get away from it.
Simply the best program I know of. :P


Used to me my client of choice as well. The reason I switched is that it is slow especially with big emails and large folders. Being written in emacs lisp it suffers from bad performance and I use emacs for editing too, so I don't like it when my editor doesn't respond for several minutes.

One feature from Gnus I've been missing in all clients is Expire mails. Not just delete everything after some time passes. No. Delete mails that I mark as expirable and keep everything else. With all other mail clients I have to move mails from the current folder to another where all mails expire after some time.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, I used KMail for 2-3 years, Mozilla mail before that, Emacs/GNUS before that. Currently trying to migrate to Evolution (Evolution is all very good, but Gnome WM and especially overall configurability sucks beyond belief).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using Sylpheed-Claws...
Very fast client with a lot of features!
Everyone should give it a try.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 9:52 pm    Post subject: html email Reply with quote

I too have been looking for the best email client. Kmail has been my program of choice of late, but, I can't say that I am cracy about it. I like sylpheed-claws, it is a good client and agreed, it is lightening fast!

I don't know if this will apply, but, I have found out that Ted has really good html email authoring and viewing capabilites where you can actually author and send html email, or RTF, right from Ted. The manual illustrates setup with netscape mail, but, I am sure it would work with allot of other clients as well. Although it is certainly not as convenient as being able to do it all from one app, Ted is a small proggy with a small footprint and would not be hard to find use with any cleint.

Just a suggeston :)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kmail as my client... simple & clean

dovecot/qmail/procmail/bogfilter/fetchmail on my server - don't remeber how i set it up since it was pretty long ago, but it never stopped working :)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was using Evolution, but for now I'm just trying to find the right mail client, I have a dual boot linux / w***s and I want to use the same directories and files.

For the very moment: Eudora for win and for linux, I'm trying sylpheed-claws, later install procmail and fetchmail, but not now

It's not that easy to find a client that displays nicely the multiple mbox

If you have any idea on how to do that, don't hesitate to pm me
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mozilla Thunderbird.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mutt
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X wrote:
mutt


pine :twisted:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to move from outlook express ... and have a "dual boot" mail directory:

use Thunderbird to convert Outlook mail ... it creates mbox files with binaries inside
Eudora for example creates a directory to put all attached files, and the mbox files use only references (full name: c:\bla\attach\pamela.jpg) so ... very bad to change.

Use a fat32 partition to be able to mount it under linux

Once you have converted all your mails with thunderbird (under windows) boot under linux, and use, for example, sylpheed-claws (works both under windows and linux) to import mbox files (use the file without extension in your thunderbird dir, that's the mbox files)

and you're all set, all your mails are converted to a MH format
you can use that format with Evolution, Sylpheed ... and I think Mutt ... you surely can play with procmail ... but that's my next step ... configure fetchmail - procmail - spamassassin and sendmail, and then install a webmail (I read it was possible to do that) to be able to use it anywhere :p
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used mutt for a long time, then switched to evolution. It was more than I needed so I switched to sylpheed-claws. Sylpheed-claws is my favorite.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:51 pm    Post subject: Evolution is nice, but why redo Outlook... Reply with quote

I wanted a mail client that was NOT an Outlook clone. I also am a KDE fan (Gnome looks nice, but I like the underlying architecture of KDE). So, I tried KMail and Kontact. Both are fine . . . but . . . they're just not there. I wanted more display options, including the 3 vertical panes and integrated adaptive mail filtering. Lastly, I wanted the same experience on my Gentoo laptop and my mega WinXP beast, so in the end, I went with Thunderbird. Most sweet. Gives me all I want, and I have found it to be more stable than KMail.

So...Thunderbird it is for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sylpheed-claws.

I have mutt as backup, when sshing to my machine.

But I can't get used to mutt, and I really don't like how it handles mailboxes. But that's probably because I'm too used to GUI MUAs.

Sure it's powerful and efficient, but so is sylpheed(-claws) (for a GUI MUA), and you get a GUI with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2003 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MozillaThunderbird.

Has a good UI, bayesian (sp?) junk mail filter, GPG support with Enigmail. Everything I need.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sylpheed for ease of use and speed
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sylpheed claws. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sylpheed-claws... it is the best.. doesn't need kde... it is fast. has tons of features.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switched over to sylpheed-claws as well, only dismay with it is that it is gtk based and not gtk2, but it is still a great client.
I know there is a gtk2 port of it however it should be incorporated into sylpheed and sylpheed-claws imho.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evolution here...
also doesn't need kde, starts up in 1 second, gtk2 looks sweet ace, etc. etc.... tho i just might have to try mutt or sylpheed since so many people seem to be drooling over their speed.


[EDIT] ok so I just looked at screens for mutt... can anyone comment on mutt vs. pine?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pine is great or emacs and vm. 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8O crossover office > outlook express 8O

Why? because all others lacks of features!

Which other has macro/trojan/viruses support?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KMail

but IMAP support sucks.. Is there any better client?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Sylpheed-GTK2.

(Sorry, mile_slo, there's no Sylpheed-QT)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KMail is by fair my fav. Tried Moz Thunderbird. Nice but KMail fits in perfectly into my KDE desktop :D
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evolution & Pine
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