[Techtalk] poll: fave Linux IMAP MUA
hrosseau at rogers.com
Mon May 17 14:14:29 EST 2004
Andrea Landaker wrote:
>>To get the poll rolling, I'll cast two votes. Suckiest IMAP performance
>>goes to KMail. Which admittedly needs some work, and the developers are
>>working on it.
>(MUA = Mail User Agent, in case anyone, like me, didn't know off the top of
>IMAP in Kmail has changed drastically in recent versions (from what I hear, it
>used to be a nightmare). Maybe it still has problems, but I haven't really
>encountered any with the version I'm using now (1.6.2). Then again, I don't
>really do anything complicated with my mail, so maybe I'm not the best person
>to ask. :-)
>In fact, maybe that's something people could also respond to -- what cool
>things do you do with your e-mail that make it faster, easier to read, or
>I like Kmail because it is fast (especially since I use Konqueror for my
>browser, so they share a lot of libraries and thus use less memory), feels
>responsive, has customizeable shortcut keys, has nice options for displaying
>(or not displaying) HTML mail, and it looks pretty.
I have a hodge podge of mail clients. At work on Windows 2000 box, I
keep my work versus personal email separated by using Outlook (company
policy) and now mozilla (beta) for personal. I was using outlook
express, but I ran into the McAffee/Microsoft feature with outlook
express. Emails were deleted on opening a folder. On my linux box at
work (Suse9), I use the Outlook webmail feature for my work email and
kmail for my personal. I have tried a few different versions of
evolution over the years, but I end up with too many problems and bugs
to spend my time on, when I need to be working at my paying job. Also,
as evolution requires a purchased interface for use with an exchange
server, it is unusable for me for work.
At home I use kmail. When I am on the road and do not want to have
my personal mail on the laptop or computer I am using, I will stick to
the tried and true pine. ssh to my box at home and command line from there.
I like graphics and pizzazz, colour and sound. That is the reason for
using kmail. As previously stated by others kmail has evolved over the
years and integrates very nicely with konqueror.
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