From Windows to Linux, Part 5: Mail clients

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Thanks much!
     
  3. oliverjia

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    Evolution was the default email client on Ubuntu a few years ago, and it was painfully counter-intuitive to configure.
    Thunderbird is a much better choice.
     
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    why is everything so grey in Linux ? why always and always so grey ?
     
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    Ubuntu is kind of orange. It's a bit white as well. It's pretty nice.
     
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    Yeah, I agree on that. I've used Evolution before and it doesn't handle quoting messages with html and/or images in them very well. I prefer TBird too....
     
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    To Joxx and Daveski17,

    To change the color (Ubuntu), use the System Settings->Appearance icon to change the Theme - there are multiple choices available to the user.

    -- Tom
     
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    I just right-clicked on desktop and I could customise quite a bit. But I'll check that out thanks.
     
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    lol
    isn't one of the most significant strength of GNU/Linux its customization capacity?
    If you want, you can make it looks like Mac OSX
     
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    Good article. Claws-Mail is my choice. Simple, works.
     
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    Yes, I quite like Unity as well. I think I'll be sticking with it too.
     
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    KDE on opensuse is very nice.
     
  15. tlu

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    I have it also installed on my system. However ... I think Thunderbird's usability and extensibility is still better. For example: In the settings you can define just one folder for mails classified by Bogofilter as spam and uncertain, respectively, which is not what I want since I'm using several mail addresses (correct me if I'm wrong). And Claws Mail's calender isn't as powerful as Lightning, IMHO. 2 examples why I stick with Thunderbird for now although the MH format is probably superior to the MBOX format.

    I had also tried (again) Kmail some time ago but some things were simply buggy.

    EDIT: Another advantage of Thunderbird over Claws Mail: Normally I block external references in mails but sometimes you have to allow them in order to make the mail readable/viewable. Adblock Plus - which is also available for Thunderbird - would still block ads and trackers in those cases. I think Claws Mail doesn't have something like that.
     
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    I think Linux is missing some E-mail Clients.. I currently use thunderbird and it seems to be the only worthy option. I don't like any of the other alternatives. It would be nice if we had postbox or emclient or stuff like that.
     
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