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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#11 Post by KernSpy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:22 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:25 pm

the real reason is that no one has ever asked about evolution until now. :p

we will think about adding...
Thanks .. dolphin..

Not a big deal though. I'll probably just use claws .. if I can get it to work with my ISP.
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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#12 Post by oops » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:17 am

I agree a lack of email client chooses exist into Linux. For xfce. Claws-mail is my favorite (I like the files instead DB concept - but not perfect too, especially for the configuration and ergonomy) ... I used Thunderbird with Unity (good and user friendly, but too heavy) ... Evolution into Gnome (good but heavy too) ... In fact, it's strange for a Linux fan, but my preferred was Outlook-Express with Windows. ;-)
... But I never tried Sylpheed ( lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client) , maybe a good choose into XFCE ?

EDIT: But the choose exists (I have to make some tests too ... but not too much for XFCE)
https://itsfoss.com/best-email-clients-linux/
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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#13 Post by KernSpy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:06 am

towwire wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:38 am

Pegasus will not run in wine and I don't think Poco-mailer will either. One client that will run (not free) is TheBAT!, in wine. It will meet your requirements, I have an older version that works great. If you search for it, they have a trial version you could test and a free portable version usb etc. You can set it up in all address in folders or like many users. Note I am not connected to them in any way, just something you may try, don't remember what it costs.
Agree .. I don't think those two will work in Linux / Wine. Yes, I remember the bat from years ago. I think I might have pondered over which one of them to get at the time. Anyway, think I'll check around and see what I can find. I'll test the trial version in Wine and see if it works ok for me. I'm sure it isn't to expensive. With so many email programs out there, I'm surprised some haven't be ported over. Thank You! :)
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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#14 Post by KernSpy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:41 am

oops wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:17 am
I agree a lack of email client chooses exist into Linux. For xfce. Claws-mail is my favorite (I like the files instead DB concept - but not perfect too, especially for the configuration and ergonomy) ...
Totally agree .. huge lack of choices.

oops wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:17 am
I used Thunderbird with Unity (good and user friendly, but too heavy) ... Evolution into Gnome (good but heavy too) ... In fact, it's strange for a Linux fan, but my preferred was Outlook-Express with Windows. ;-)
... But I never tried Sylpheed ( lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client) , maybe a good choose into XFCE ?

I was just reading about it and I haven't tried it.
oops wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:17 am
EDIT: But the choose exists (I have to make some tests too ... but not too much for XFCE) https://itsfoss.com/best-email-clients-linux/
I usually fall back and end up using claws. I guess claws is free / open source? .. So I'm surprised it hasn't been picked up and turned into a top notch emailer for linux.
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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#15 Post by oops » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:27 am

KernSpy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:41 am
... I usually fall back and end up using claws. I guess claws is free / open source? .. So I'm surprised it hasn't been picked up and turned into a top notch emailer for linux.
Me too ... but wait & see before using claws ;-)
PS: thanks for the English correction (choice instead choose)
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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#16 Post by Artim » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:43 am

Seamonkey's email client is like Thunderbird used to be. Resurrected from the ashes of the Netscape Internet Suite (browser, chat, email), it's now independent from Mozilla (which to me is a good thing) though still hosted there.
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#17 Post by clicktician » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:09 am

The package manager helps me a lot when I'm selecting a product to handle a task. I pay attention to the number of packages about to be installed and the total size of the new installation (I know, that's just weird).
While these two things do affect maintenance and my chances of future dependency problems, I'm not really worried about them because I could probably use an appimage if the install was grossly intrusive.

But what this info does tell me is... which product is a better fit for my distro. Fewer package dependencies probably fit better. Here's how many packages will be installed with these e-mail clients:

Thunderbird = 2
Sylpheed = 3
Claws = 4
Evolution = 30

I would need a compelling reason to install Evolution over the other 3 products. I could look for an appimage, but personally, I reserve appimages for things I do occasionally, and I resist them for products I use every day/all day like an e-mail client. So, while Evolution is really great, it's not something I would choose with MX unless it had a killer feature I couldn't live without.
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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#18 Post by oops » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:35 am

clicktician wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:09 am
...
But what this info does tell me is... which product is a better fit for my distro. Fewer package dependencies probably fit better. ...
Good summary, so the choice is mostly between 3 app. only, into MX17/XFCE
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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#19 Post by KernSpy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:47 pm

oops wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:27 am

Me too ... but wait & see before using claws ;-)
PS: thanks for the English correction (choice instead choose)
I'll wait and see how it goes ..
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Re: Email programs with MX Linux 17.1 ..

#20 Post by KernSpy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:51 pm

Artim wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:43 am
Seamonkey's email client is like Thunderbird used to be. Resurrected from the ashes of the Netscape Internet Suite (browser, chat, email), it's now independent from Mozilla (which to me is a good thing) though still hosted there.
Yes, I remember that from years ago. Got it on the list now. Thanks .. Artim
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