christopher barry on 24 Jan 2013 07:46:56 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] good linux mail clients

On Wed, 2013-01-23 at 09:09 -0500, Robert Spangler wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 January 2013 14:37, the following was written:
> >  Hi, I have been using Thunderbird and ubuntu at work for many years, and I
> >  am starting to feel like Thunderbird is inadequate for my needs.  I used
> > to keep every email I received using imap, but I am getting more and more
> > emails with large attachments and am running into quota problems.  When I
> > try to delete my years of back emails Thunderbird freezes and stutters and
> > sometimes locks up my pc.  Does anyone have a recommendation of a better
> > mail client for linux than thunderbird?  At this point I'm willing to try
> > something new if I can find a mail client for linux that can easily sort
> > through years of emails and make mass deletes easy.  I think it might be
> > time for a change, as I believe mozilla is no longer supporting thunderbird
> > officially (from what I understand there will be patches but no new
> > releases).
> I use KMail for the most part, but since Kmail2 I have become less of a fan.  
> I have found another email client that works like KMail and I am still 
> testing/setting it up on Sabayon.
> From the front page:
> Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+, featuring
>     Quick response
>     Graceful, and sophisticated interface
>     Easy configuration, intuitive operation
>     Abundant features
>     Extensibility
>     Robustness and stability
> The appearance and interface are designed to be familiar to new users coming 
> from other popular email clients, as well as experienced users. Almost all 
> commands are accessible with the keyboard.
> The messages are managed in the standard MH format, which features fast access 
> and data security. You'll be able to import your emails from almost any other 
> email client, and export them just as easily.
> Lots of extra functionality, like an RSS aggregator, calendar, or laptop LED 
> handling, are provided by extra plugins.
> Claws Mail is distributed under the GPL. 

Wow. Claws looks very nice. I think I will set it up and test it out
too. Thanks for the link.


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