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What is your favorite mailer? why?
I'm was using Thunderbird, then Evolution (prefer because i can send mail with sendmail), and sylpheed2.... ah and i was using mail to, but since console doesn't support my native lang, i have to use other tools

Frankly none of them satisfies me....

So I would like to hear, what other ppl like using.....


EDIT: Perhaps you could also provide screenshoot of your mailer, so we all know what we're speaking of, without need of installing

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alpine for me. Just can't get myself away from it.
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mutt-devel - all I ever wanted from a mail client.
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The handy thing about mutt is that I can use it from any machine. One can set it up to even include .doc attachments if necessary.

Although it takes a bit of adjustment if you've been used to GUI mail clients, you will probably find it was worth the effort. I have a page on it at
http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/mutt.html

As for the language issue, assuming that you can use your language in an Xterm of some sort, for example, uxterm, you should be fine. (As you have to have X running for a GUI mail client anyway, this shouldn't be a sacrifice.)

For example, I can use mutt with Asian character sets, though not in console.
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As for the language issue, assuming that you can use your language in an Xterm of some sort, for example, uxterm, you should be fine. (As you have to have X running for a GUI mail client anyway, this shouldn't be a sacrifice.)

For example, I can use mutt with Asian character sets, though not in console.
Oh thanks you man, i didn't knew about uxterm
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KMail for just e-mail, or Kontact if I need a full PIM suite. The beauty og Kontact is that it is just a shell around a bunch of KDE apps (KMail, KAddressbook, KNotes, etc). So you can use the separate apps or Kontact, and access the same data stores.

Personally, I can't wait for KDE-PIM to be ported to (and stable on) Windows.
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Well in my opinion they all suck!


I've found Squirrelmail and GMails web interfaces to be superb and mutt is one heck of a great mua !!!!!!!

KMail I found to be quite nice and very configurable, for me Thunderbird is just 'comfortable' because I used it for so long.


but none are perfect :-(
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I forgot to mention mail/abook, which is an address book for mutt.
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alpine for me. Just can't get myself away from it.
How do you fetch mail?
do you use external program?
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Why is it that I can never get to mutt.org? Every time there is a mailer thread people talk about mutt-devel and I say let me go to website and check it out. But the website always gives me....Could not connect to remote server.
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mutt is certainly my preferred mail client, but for those in need of a GUI mail client I suppose I can recommend KMail or Thunderbird. As far as online mail is concerned it has to be gmail.

Having recently walked some 200 companies through a massive mail migration I can also list a few mail clients I don't really care for: Eudora, Entourage, Kermit, Outlook Express.

Maybe I'm too old-school, but I like my mail stored in directories.
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grrr, how to set up alpine to get mail from pop server....
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...then Evolution (prefer because i can send mail with sendmail)...
I've used Evolution for a long time (and still do) but I would not recommend it. It has had more bugs than all the rest of the BSD applications I have used combined. (I don't count Wine in that tally.) There are constant regressions and interactions that are just weird. Then when fixes comes out, you have to recompile half of Gnome.

Other than that, it works well if you like GUIs. And it has never lost any mail.
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i use thunderbird. i did try evolution briefly but found it too complicated and buggy for my tastes.

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I use TBird on many computers as well, but I have a lot of contacts in Evo, and I also use the calendar a lot.

Like most things, often more than one program is helpful (I think I use 4 browsers regularly). At least I got the Windows boxes in the main house switched to TBird (to cut down on maintenance).
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Thunderbird is my choice and when at home Mail for the Mac!
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I was thinking of taking evolution for a test drive but that really makes me reconsider.

Ahh, thank goodness for flock+gmail and mutt when I'm in a hurry ;-)
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I was thinking of taking evolution for a test drive but that really makes me reconsider.
Well, give it a go. It really is pretty nice. There is just a downside you should be aware of. Thunderbird, in contrast, has been remarkably stable (it is sorta frozen at the moment).
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Like most things, often more than one program is helpful (I think I use 4 browsers regularly). At least I got the Windows boxes in the main house switched to TBird (to cut down on maintenance).
Why?

I use mutt for email and Opera for www, I'm so used to both I can operate them with both hands tied behind my back submerged upside down in a tank of water ... Why would someone use four programs for one task ...?
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