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I'm an old bear, and rather set in my ways. But now that Colleen has an Ubuntu-based netbook, we're looking for a good mail reader.

Requirements:

  • Gnome or, preferably, desktop-independent. She doesn't use KDE.
  • Must be able to handle multiple POP and IMAP accounts.
  • Not too complex.

Another possibility would be to suck everything down using fetchmail, but she would still need a good mail reader. Feel free to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of fetchmail you have an opinion on it.

Date: 2009-11-22 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadowe-wraithe.livejournal.com
Hmm, Hubby says that Evolution comes with Ubuntu, and he says that Thunderbird from Mozilla are the basics. I am not so Linux friendly yet, but am working on it...*sheepish grin* 'Cause I am NOT so fond of Vista Premium (on my lappy) or MS's monopolizing tactics.

Date: 2009-11-22 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chipuni.livejournal.com
I'm a big fan of Thunderbird for my mail. Powerful, but easy to use.

Date: 2009-11-22 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jcfiala.livejournal.com
I generally use Thunderbird, which does what I need it to do without me having to go deep into the documentation.

Date: 2009-11-22 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] johno.livejournal.com
I've used T-Bird on Win, Mac and Unix, and the experience is mostly the same accross the systems. If she likes the interface, give it a whirl. That way if she needs to switch systems, her user experience and finger training is the same.

Claws-mail

Date: 2009-11-22 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vokaria.livejournal.com
Please don't overlook the claws-mail. Especially when the resources use is important (as it will be on a netbook). I could not say better then this:
http://blog.avirtualhome.com/2007/10/27/claws-mail-vs-thunderbird-a-comparison/

Re: Claws-mail

Date: 2009-11-22 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Interesting -- thanks! I hadn't known about that one.

Date: 2009-11-22 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randwolf.livejournal.com
Evolution (Gnome-native, Ubuntu default) and Thunderbird (Mozilla-native) are the two biggies. They both work pretty well; I find Evolution smoother to use, but I don't know what Colleen would say.

Date: 2009-11-22 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
May be worthwhile comparing them.

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