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What is the best mail cient?
Kmail
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Evolution
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the GTK-QT engine work for GTK1, or for GTK2? At any rate I know that it works for Firefox and the GIMP, so it should probably also work for Thunderbird -- makes GTK(2?) widgets look exactly like Qt ones.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it wasn't just the look. Kmail integrates better with everything so I can pretty much send an email from whatever program I'm in if there's something there to email to someone. If I wanted to I could email the link to this page to someone or email the enitire page to someone or right click an object/image and send it in an email, from Konqueror.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just gave Balsa a try, and it was just what i was looking for - it's reasonably lightweight and has interesting mature features, like filters.

Still, i simply can't make it import my .mbox Sylpheed mails and contacts. Anyone has any ideas?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nevermind, already did it :) Balsa works directly with the mbox format, so just save your mailboxes, rename accordingly, and move them to wherever Balsa stores the mail (~/mail/, by default).

What i still can't do is exporting the address book though.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Illissius wrote:
Opera M2 ;).


At last, someone else who uses Opera's M2 :-D

Its great to have mail integrated in Opera - if you want it..

Its easy to respond to - tiny pop-up & down you can click on when new mail arrives - if you want to - there's so much, its definitely worth a look. Its free, and if you don't want to see the ads, Knemo fits the space perfectly and you get to see your transfer rate instead ;-)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here, I'll advertise M2 a bit: It's a lot like GMail, except as a mail client.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off, I use thunderbird and mutt. I mainly use mutt to read old mail that I export from my imap accounts in thunderbird to mbox backups. I haven't figured out how to simply mount a mbox file in thunderbird yet and mutt works fine for simple searching.

I am curious about M2 though. How do you emerge it? Is it GTK2?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Opera M2. So you have to emerge opera, and I think it uses Qt for drawing some things under Linux so you need that too. Part of the reason I find it so convenient is because I have an Opera window open 95% of the time anyways... if you want to use just the mail client (though the browser part is just as excellent if not moreso), then this would likely be a detriment instead.
As for the similarity with GMail:
- They both eschew folders in favor of labels / views, in GMail and Opera terminology respectively, but they're essentially the same thing. Rather than file messages into folders, you assign them properties such as 'work' or 'funny' or whatever, as many as you like -- if you assign every message only one label, it ends up working the same way as folders, but it's a lot more flexible. Basically, it's a flat, heavily indexed database, as opposed to a hierarchy of folders.
- Both have a very useful quick search bar at the top.
- Both group messages into 'conversations' or 'threads' (with M2 this is optional)
- Probably more, but can't think of them atm.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I use Gnus for my mail and news. In my opinion it's the best mail/news-client because it gives you all the flexibility you can think of.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mutt mutt mutt

With the right mailcap, there's nothing it can't do that the others can. An in combination with screen, no wasted desktop space.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I think PINE is one of the best shell-based programs. I have tried out evolution some (on FC2, SuSE 9.2) and, as i remember it worked okay i guess, or should have... I have a Hotmail address though, so evolution couldnt make use of it. I download Mozilla Thunderbird, and I remember it felt like I had jumped back into windows Outlook express (where hotmail DOES work). However, that failed me too, atleast at the time. I must say I am still looking, but I would instantly choose Thunderbird if I had something other then a hotmail account.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:47 am    Post subject: Gmail Reply with quote

Gmail.

I used Emacs/RMAIL for 15 years, because it was portable. Now I can't fight HTML email anymore (not to mention picture attachments) so I need a GUI alternative.

Thunderbird 1.0 chokes on large emails/pictures. (Though to be fair it might be my ISP's problem, never bothered to find out.)

I was intrigued that Opera M2 had labels like Gmail. Then I realized the idea that email clients must run on your computer is obsolete.

So I just got Gmail.

Labels are fundamentally better than rigid folders. Gmail is more advanced here than anything else.

It's far more portable than any program running on your personal computer will ever be.

You can get to it from anywhere.

Gmail.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evolution, but slowly moving to Gmail aswell
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 2:35 am    Post subject: A good E-Mail client Reply with quote

Is there an e-mail client in portage that can do hotmail and gmail accounts and can be compiled as amd64?
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think free hotmail has POP? Gmail does, and any client will work, but you lose the benefit of tags so there's really no point...

If google had IMAP, it'd be much more interesting but of course cut down on the number of people using their web interface and reading their text ads, so I doubt they'll ever implement free IMAP.

In any case, the best email clients are Mozilla Thunderbird (GUI) and mutt (console)

Evolution is ok if you want a full Outlookesque client, and Kmail is.. well, IMO its stupid to depend on you DE for critical things like email.


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know its possible to get hotmail in an email client. Outlook does it, but I'm not surprised if no one has programmed it for linux.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

about getting free hotmail in an email client, correct me if i'm wrong, but they don't support POP/IMAP so Outlook uses some kind of http access to get your mail, and there are already programs like this on Linux, like Hotwayd and gotmail (both in portage), I've never used them, but I think one of them is a perl script that downloads the mail to your homedir and the other is a daemon that connects periodically to hotmail and downloads your mail.
I think the best combo would be to use one of those to get your hotmail mails, and then configure the client to access your gmail account, any email client can do that I think.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xaid wrote:
about getting free hotmail in an email client, correct me if i'm wrong, but they don't support POP/IMAP so Outlook uses some kind of http access to get your mail, and there are already programs like this on Linux, like Hotwayd and gotmail (both in portage), I've never used them, but I think one of them is a perl script that downloads the mail to your homedir and the other is a daemon that connects periodically to hotmail and downloads your mail.
I think the best combo would be to use one of those to get your hotmail mails, and then configure the client to access your gmail account, any email client can do that I think.

Absolutely correct. Most of the success stories out there are in evolution, but that's not to say it wouldn't work with thunderbird or whatever you decided to go with.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using gotmail. It basically logs into hotmail downloads any new mail and saves it in mbox format. You then configure yoru email client (i use evolution) to check the mbox file for new mail. Finally using evolution rules (headers) I can filter out spam and move the final hotmail emails to the hotmail "folder" in evo
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I for one do not understand why any self-respecting linux user (read: geek) would have any reason to use hotmail.

Hotmail sucks in just about every way imaginable.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

because its an address I had for years, before discovering linux. in fact I had it before MS had anything to do with hotmail
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ASIO_BOB wrote:
because its an address I had for years, before discovering linux. in fact I had it before MS had anything to do with hotmail

So did I. Changing your address is easy :|
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