Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

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Unofficial Poll: Which mail client would you prefer in Mint KDE CE?

Kmail/Kontact
43
51%
Thunderbird
35
41%
Evolution
7
8%
 
Total votes : 85

Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby curtiswtaylorjr on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:39 am

I just checked out Kontact due to curiosity and just like all the other KDE developed apps I was impressed. I have been a faithful user of Thunderbird and I am excited about the upcoming features and really like it. I have also used Evolution and was not that impressed because it seemed buggy to me but some people love it.

I think Kontact appeals to a larger range of people it is a simpler email client with the functionality of Outlook Express. Thunderbird is more like the email portion of MS Outlook. Evolution is built for Gnome and more like MS Outlook than Thunderbird is. MS Outlook BTW is a business type email client which most people don't need.

PS: I included Evolution because I wanted a 3rd option and felt some KDE users may have some loyalty to it.

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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby deadguy on Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:06 pm

well, I voted for thunderbird because that's what I'm using now but,
any of the three would be ok as they are all nice Email clients.........
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby Zwopper on Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:38 pm

I've been using them both side by side for a while, Thunderbird has a few things that KMail misses and vice versa, but Kmail's integration into the whole K Desktop makes it a better choice in my opinion.
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby deadguy on Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:43 pm

Zwopper wrote:I've been using them both side by side for a while, Thunderbird has a few things that KMail misses and vice versa, but Kmail's integration into the whole K Desktop makes it a better choice in my opinion.



this is true.
I used Kmail in Cassandra KDE and it works quite well...
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby ed@Mint on Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:40 pm

Kmail/Kontact of course !
Are there any other possibilities ? I don't think so... :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby foggytown on Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:45 am

I use gmail and I use Thunderbird to back up my gmail. I like Thunderbird because of its cross platform support--like to keep my options open. :D
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby Zwopper on Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:48 am

foggytown wrote:I use gmail and I use Thunderbird to back up my gmail. I like Thunderbird because of its cross platform support--like to keep my options open. :D

Do you run IMAP against Gmail?
I don't know about Thunderbird, but Kmail has a nice automatic backup function that works great even with IMAP! :!: :idea:
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby ed@Mint on Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:52 am

Yeah, thunderbird is a nice app...
But i still think Kmail/Kontact should be the default for Mint KDE.
It would at least give people who would not install it themselves a way to give it a shot and then choose if they really want thunderbird back...
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby foggytown on Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:54 pm

Zwopper: I did not know that, thanks for the info...I will definitely check it out.

Ed: I agree with your comment 100%. I would take that sentiment even further and argue for Koffice over Openoffice.

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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby Triskal on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:23 am

I would rather have Kontact over Thunderbird+Lightning. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but the following strengths of Kontact make me prefer it:

1. Close integration into KDE
2. Smooth integration of Kontact apps (Kmail, Korganizer, etc.)
3. The Summary page
4. Basket Note Pads can be integrated into Kontact. If you haven't tried this program, you should (http://basket.kde.org/). It would be a nice addition to Mint KDE.
5. Could help transition people away from MS Windows / Outlook because of similar look and feel.

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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby linuxviolin on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:44 pm

Yes, also for me Kmail is clearly the better choice. And Kmail is lighter than Thunderbird... :roll:

P.S.= you have also Claws-Mail... It is also very good!
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby Zwopper on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:48 pm

Yes Claws is good to, but maybe a little cluttered...
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby Fred on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:51 pm

I don't see that it is even a choice. Kmail is a quality KDE program. Of course it should be in a KDE version release. How could you possibly do otherwise? :-)

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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby igster on Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:38 pm

Zwopper wrote:I've been using them both side by side for a while, Thunderbird has a few things that KMail misses and vice versa, but Kmail's integration into the whole K Desktop makes it a better choice in my opinion.


I completely agree. The integration is nice. I have to use a M$ OS for work and am dreaming of a WIN32 release of KMail...
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby ed@Mint on Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:01 pm

igster wrote:I completely agree. The integration is nice. I have to use a M$ OS for work and am dreaming of a WIN32 release of KMail...

Well, good news then...
Thanks to Qt4's portability, KDE4 will be ported to Windows.
It's an ongoing process, i think there's no official release date yet, but it should be out in less than 1 year i guess :)
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby AK Dave on Fri May 16, 2008 7:24 pm

I like Evolution because it offers me everything I want in one place, but I'm used to gnome. For KDE a KDE app makes more sense. But does it really? It only makes sense, to me, if Mint5KDE or Mint6KDE is going to be pure KDE. Zero GTK on install. Zip. Nada. Install it yourself. Then a purist approach is necessary, and Kmail is a nobrainer. But if you have to include GTK for something else considered critical to the distro, then there is no reason to NOT include what I think is the superior email client.

But I say superior out of ignorance, because I really haven't tried Kmail much.
Does it support IMAP?
Multiple mail sources and formats?
Evolution's calendar synchs integrates with Google AND with my Palm. Does Kmail?
Evolution synch's with my Palm's todo list.
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Re: Unofficial Poll: Email Client KDE

Postby AK Dave on Sun May 18, 2008 3:12 pm

BTW, I'm sold on Kmail now. Rocks. Scrap Evolution. Use kdepim for everything.
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