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Re: Is there a stable mail client for linux?

On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 17:49:33 -0500, Cybe R. Wizard
<cyber_wizard@mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 09:43:56 -0500
> Tim Kelley <tpk@r00tserverz.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 10:02:52AM -0400, Ed Sutherland wrote:
> > > ...
> > >Is there a secure, solid and stable e-mail client built for
> > > linux? I don't want applications to have a mind of their own. ;)
> >
> > Plenty of them.  But you need to stop using sid.
> >
> > All you people who are always reccomending sid and testing, this is
> > for you.
> > 
> Like Johannes Bühler, I've used Sylpheed-claws for a year now (in Sid)
> and never had a software problem.  I did have an issue for a while with
> long load times until I dumped my trash.  Ever since things have gone
> swimmingly.

Sure, as most people say, there is no such thing as a perfect
mailclient. These days I use evolution as my main email client, quite
stable, vfolders are really great, but it lacks in global search (it
can be done with vfolders, but you don't want to create a vfolder for
each simple global search you want to do).

Because mail move through an imap server on the way to my computer, I
can do some sorting with sieve on the mailserver. If I don't want to
download all the mails, I just check the main folders on imapserver
using mutt. Someone here say that mutt is slow, I think it is blazing
fast for this (but you need to keep the number of messages in each
folder low).

And guess what, mail-lists like debian lists with tons of spam, and
other more or less interesting list, I just move over to my google
mail account.

So, there is no such thing as a single really good all purpose email
client, but a combination of some of the best out there may do the

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