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favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:03 am
by muffybean
Be interested in what Linux users consider to be their favourite email client. Having come from Windows 10 using Outlook 2019 that I do like extremely well, I like the look of Evolution as it seems to have similar interfaces to Outlook. I like to create filters, so that mail from certain sources go to a custom folder, also like the idea that folders can be customised by colouring. https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution. I do not like Thunderbird as I don't like the interface.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:05 am
by Moem
I like Thunderbird just fine. I used to use Eudora, then Seamonkey Mail, so I felt right at home.
A friend of mine prefers Claws, as it is similar to what she used before when she was on Windows.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:15 am
by ccase01
I've been playing with Rambox and Hiri. I have to have Exchange for work. For my personal emails I use Protonmail and Criptext web based for now until they come out with clients.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:48 pm
by cliffcoggin
Thunderbird was so satisfactory when I first adopted Linux that I have never looked at any alternatives. I create my own filters to divert incoming mail to the appropriate folders, and the built in Junk system soon learnt what was really junk and what was not. I never felt the need for coloured folders as I prefer all text to be black on white.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:08 pm
by NRG600
Well i don't about others but i use Thunderbird.
I never used any E-Mail client before except on mobile, ya i agree interface of Thunderbird is quiet complicated atleast for first timers like me but it works good.

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Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:34 pm
by Metuka
I recently installed Mint and, since I already was a Thunderbird user, I just stuck to what I knew and liked.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:24 pm
by Moem
muffybean wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:03 am
I like to create filters, so that mail from certain sources go to a custom folder,
Yup. I couldn't do without it. It works well in Thunderbird.
muffybean wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:03 am
also like the idea that folders can be customised by colouring.
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... d-folders/

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:29 pm
by Amii_Leigh
When I first used Linux, for about a year, I used Ubuntu and Evolution. That was probably in 2009, and before I learned to update regularly and often. But I remembered Evolution and how well I liked it, from that experience.
It seemed to me that Thunderbird, when I was using it with Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3, kept having issues with it's own extensions and wouldn't always allow them to work. I like having an email checker so that I don't have to keep opening up the email program to see what mail I have. Thunderbird...has that...but...it doesn't always work.
When I last upgraded to Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3, I switched to Evolution as well, and now my email checker always works, no issues. So, in my opinion, if you want an email program that you use, and not have to fiddle with constantly, switch to one that works. In my case, it was Evolution.
Other people's experiences may vary. :)

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:21 pm
by tenfoot
I came to Linux from an Acorn RiscPC using RISC OS 4.2 in 2006 and found, to my delight, that the program I was using in the OS - Messenger, had a Linux equivalent named Gemini and have never settled on another. Eventually the programmer of Messenger/Gemini commercialised it as MessengerPro and I gladly paid the price and never regretted it. I have dabbled with Thunderbird, Evolution, Claws Mail and Google mail but they never satisfied me.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:46 pm
by ajgringo619
Another Evolution fan here. It's the only one I've been able to reliably use my Hotmail accounts with.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:01 pm
by muffybean
Thank all of you for your input and think I will give Evolution a try. Regarding installing it, is it best via Terminal command or download it and do that way? I only asked as I have found doing via Terminal seems to achieve the best results but it has always been via advice I have seen here. TIA. :wink:

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:09 pm
by Moem
I'd not do it in either of those ways... I'd just use the Software Manager.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:46 am
by lsemmens
Another vote for Thunderbird here.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:54 am
by snerd
I’ve only ever used Thunderbird in LM. I may give Evolution a try, though.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:18 am
by TheNomad
I also prefer the look of Evolution but found it a bit buggy. Also, in the package manager there is only an outdated version and there does not seem to be an easy way to install the current version (or does anyone know?). So I do use both Evolution and Thunderbird. To keep my work account separate I use Claws for that. Also working well. Claws uses more ram than Thunderbird and Evolution if you use many accounts.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:09 am
by muffybean
Well have run into a problem immediately over setting up my email account. Can anyone help me with this message shown here?
Evolution-error..png
When I click on Gnome Evolution it just gives me the name of the developer.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:22 pm
by ccase01
There is also Rambox. You can pretty much setup everything in there including exchange accounts.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:38 pm
by muffybean
ccase01 wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:22 pm
There is also Rambox. You can pretty much setup everything in there including exchange accounts.
Don't have exchange clients and that is why am not interested in email clients that do. I do not want to complicate things.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:54 am
by muffybean
I am running with Thunderbird at the moment but would like some advice about it. First of all how to I set up a default text message format in the body of the message? Also, can I add a picture to the signature I have created. TIA for helpful answers.

Re: favourite email client

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:46 pm
by jglen490
Thunderbird. With the Lightning calendar plugin. I have my main email provider and a Gmail account. I don't bring Gmail emails into T-bird, just my main account. I'll check Gmail via Firefox, every once in a while.