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What is the best mail cient?
Kmail
34%
 34%  [ 14 ]
Evolution
34%
 34%  [ 14 ]
Korn
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other-If other what?
31%
 31%  [ 13 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mutt, for ages now.

KMail won't read my .signature, maybe because it's a FIFO to a daemon that hands out my name and a fortune. Sigh. When KDE catches up to real programs like gaim, gimp, and mutt, I'll consider it again...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like mutt but didn't you kind of forget thunderbird? Just curious; thought you would have included it in the poll.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

triangle289 wrote:
I like mutt but didn't you kind of forget thunderbird? Just curious; thought you would have included it in the poll.


Everyone poll isn't perfect :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used Pine till fetchmail fetched my mail into oblivion for a couple weeks, then kmail till I got fed up with trying to get kgpg running. Now i've been using thunderbird for a few days, and it seems ok. I'm thinking of giving sylpheed-claws a shot here.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using Evolution this install, because apparently it integrates the best with the GNOME desktop, but it crashes like mad and I haven't noticed any real benefits. Maybe I should switch back to Balsa.

Before I became a GTK2 evangelist, I used Sylpheed. Apparently there are at least two ports to GTK2 (one is part of sylpheed-claws) but neither looks supported in portage. Anyone want to remedy that?

And before even that, I think I used Mozilla Mail, which I found buggy.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was planning to use evolution. I did an emerge --pretend evolution and there were 30 dependancies. So I settled for eudora on wine. Works like a charm.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KMail was quite nice, but I don't like the way it presents email. Then again, I haven't been bothered to really mess around with it. Now with cryptplug there is PGP support, which is nice.

Mozilla Thunderbird is incredible, but I only really find it that usable on Windows. It's nowhere near as usable on Linux.

Mutt... wow. I just love it. Hooks are shear genius (even if it is emacs-inspired genius). Best of all, I can dump it in screen, which is one of the main reasons I'm starting to use console applications all over the place.

This should help you get started with mutt.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used Evolution for a little time, but this app has too many dependencies and crashes too often for me...
Back to Mutt now and happy with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using Evolution for a long time now. I had never problems with it!!

In my opinion it's the best emailclient for X.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Sylpheed best, Nice and fast and a simple layout too. Also I find HTML in e-mails annoying so the fact that it doesn't that is a bonus.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KMail...disconnected imap is far a much needed feature.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mutt ofcource.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slarti] wrote:
Mozilla Thunderbird is incredible, but I only really find it that usable on Windows. It's nowhere near as usable on Linux.


Really? I have been using it on both platforms for quite awhile now and have noticed very little difference. In what ways is it less usable on Linux for you?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used KMail for a while, and it's a fine program, but mutt really does blow it away. It's one of the most configurable things I've ever used, and fits nicely with the Unix mindset. You can get it to do absolutely anything you want.
You do have to like the CLI.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redshift wrote:
You can get it to do absolutely anything you want.

Exactly.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mutt rox muh sox off
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mutt for all occassions.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opera M2 ;).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sylpheed-claws for gui, mutt for cli.

Gentoo's guide to mutt is indeed great; it made me aware of nbsmtp.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

khiloa wrote:
I like mutt but didn't you kind of forget thunderbird? Just curious; thought you would have included it in the poll.

This topic is over 2 years old. Thunderbird didn't exist back then ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To those of you dismissing evolution, you may want to try the new version 2. It's very fast (<1s on my laptop to load) and supports just about every e-mail option under the sun. 8) I didn't use it prior to v2.0 as it was still missing features (didn't work with maildirs for example) but the new version rocks!

For those of you whinging about HTML in Evolution,
View -> Message Display -> Show E-mail Source
will toggle the display to show the raw text source + all headers for all e-mails.

As for looking like Outlook, there's nothing wrong with that. Outlook's interface looks good and it works. Don't mock something good just because it's done by someone you hate.

My second favorite client is mutt, I use it everywhere but my main machine. I love that it's terminal based, as most of the servers I manage don't have X running.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant remember if I wrote on this thread or not I am to lazy to sift through 6 pages looking for the Glowing Shitter.

Regardless I think Thunderbird is the best it totally kicks ass :twisted:
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shouldn't this poll be thrown into dups and a new one that would reflect current email app usage be made?

The forums seem to have a habit of killing the new threads and endlessly pointing to the old ones. ;) I got here from the sticky in gentoo chat that has topics that frequently get moved to dups.......... Oh and my favorite window manager is neither kde 2.2.2 or kde 3.0...... Little crusty on the topics we chose to keep for "good info" don't ask about it or it will get dup'd. ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been considering moving from Sylpheed... mostly because it's still GTK 1 and i can't get used to the feel of it. I've been considering GTK2 mail clients like Thunderbird and Balsa; could anyone reccomend me a lightweight, full-featured mail client for GTK2?

Being able to import old mails and contact list would be a plus too.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use thunderbird till I got tired of the gtk2 look within kde so I have been using kmail for a few months now.

I've never used Balsa, but Thunderbird can import messages and address books, you might have to export them from your current client into a specific format though.
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