Which e-mail client do you use primarily on your Linux desktop?

I don't (yet) run Linux on my desktop
7% (198 votes)
21% (559 votes)
16% (413 votes)
Mozilla Messanger
3% (91 votes)
Mozilla Thunderbird
33% (877 votes)
3% (83 votes)
2% (56 votes)
4% (99 votes)
Web-based client
8% (200 votes)
Other (please post a comment letting us know what you use)
3% (85 votes)
Total votes: 2661
Carlie Fairchild - Tue, 2021-03-01 10:46.

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Opera M2

IMHO M2 is a great Mail, Newsgroups & + client
- Use it since back in 2001 (win98 then w2k until early 2003)
- Have keep it while migrating to Linux (Mandrake 8-9-10)
- Still used it when migration was done (2003-2005)
- Still use it while having switched to Arch linux on desktop & laptop (rsync -avz --delete does the trick beetween my machines)

Now have 6 accounts, ~200 contacts & a few dozains of thousand of emails on it.
It simply rocks :D

kozaki (not verified) - Fri, 2021-02-09 08:01.

Eudora to go Open

Eudora will be going open source. Free as in beer AND speech.
Will be for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
They want user feedback on what everyone wants.
see the following links for more info

homepage http://www.eudora.com
FAQ http://www.eudora.com/faq
Linux (Penelope) http://wiki.mozilla.org/Penelope

matt (not verified) - Sat, 2021-01-20 00:07.

Linux Email Client

We use Claws (ex Sylpheed-Claws).

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-12-13 17:38.

Don't use Opera

Opera is not open-source. By using Opera you are abandoning your freedom. Use FLOSS clients like Evolution and Thunderbird.

Commodore (not verified) - M - , 2020-06-12 03:57.

I do not use Opera.

Hello. I use thunderbird under Slackware Linux and it's the tirth time that I lost all my mails!! And I do not find any solution to this situation. I have to reconfigure all my
accounts again and... well imagine it.

Maximiliano (not verified) - Wed, 2020-10-18 18:46.

By letting others tell me

By letting others tell me which software I can and cannot use, I abandon my freedom. Everyone should be free to choose whatever software, he or she prefers, be it proprietary or open source.

Peter (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-23 04:51.

I use Opera too.

I use Opera too.

exclipy (not verified) - M - , 2021-03-14 03:41.

Outlook XP via CrossOver 4.1

Outlook XP via CrossOver 4.1

I know, I know. I need to let go...

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2021-03-11 11:18.

Opera M2 mail client

I use Opera's M2 mail client

Mik (not verified) - Fri, 2021-03-11 05:34.

Mail client

I use the Mozilla Suite, as I find it more convenient to have it in the same package. Maybe it is oldfashioned, nut then again I have been using e-mail and the WEB since 1990.

Krogsten (not verified) - Fri, 2021-03-11 04:23.

Don't use anything yet

One of the reasons I haven't yet actually switched to Linux from Windoze is that all the email clients I've tried are trying to be Outlook clones. Outlook's interface drives me crazy and just doesn't work for the way I work.

What works for me is Eudora. I love the buttons across the bottom for each open folder. Mostly I love that when new mail arrives it is automatically routed to the apprpropriate folder by the rules that I've set up and this folder is then placed on the button bar so that I know that new mail has been placed there. This allows me to quickly know I have new mail and to decide if I want to read it immediately. If I'd like to read it later I can leave the button there to remind me I have unread mail in that folder. If I want the mail around, but don't want to read it I can just close the folder and the messages are still there for me to search when I want something.

I haven't tried Eudora yet under WINE. I'm hoping it works because none of the true Linux email clients I've tried come close to what works for me.

Ernie DeVries (not verified) - Thu, 2021-03-10 11:39.


You might like to try Opera 7.50. It sounds like it might fit
your needs.

skbarr (not verified) - Fri, 2021-03-11 12:18.


Just switched to Mozilla Messenger (on OS X) but loved the look of Evolution.
At work gotta use Windows/GroupWise. Webbased mail is good but I like knowing where my messages are. Used HordeIMP exclusively for a while.
Now I have too many web-based email addresses!

Rick (not verified) - Wed, 2021-03-09 12:25.

Yo uso Mozilla Thunderbird con Yahoo y Gmail.

Yo uso Mozilla Thunderbird y bajo mis correos de Yahoo y Gmail!!, =)

oviedo (not verified) - Wed, 2021-03-09 09:50.

want to vote twice

I voted KMail, but I actually divide 50/50 between KMail and Mutt (depends upon whether I am running at home or remotely). It would be noce to allow split votes.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2021-03-08 11:04.

Mail Apps

I use yahoo.

Brotherred (not verified) - M - , 2021-03-07 00:48.


I use Groupwise by Novell. It works really well if your company uses a Groupwise email system.

Green_Lantern (not verified) - Sat, 2021-03-05 21:58.

I use Opera 7.60P4 (preview v

I use Opera 7.60P4 (preview version) on one machine and Opera 8.0B2
(beta version) on another machine. I even use Opera 8.0B2 on a windblows

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2021-03-05 14:19.

I use Opera Mail client. it's

I use Opera Mail client. it's cool

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2021-03-04 05:24.

Various Clients

I have an IMAP server and use various mail clients (because I like the flexibility), my most popular being Kmail and squirrelmail (webbase mail client). I also use mozilla messenger/thunderbird/mailx.

Matt Choppen (not verified) - Fri, 2021-03-04 02:32.

Email clients

How odd. One would think there would be a larger response to such a good poll quesiton.

I'm a Kmail fan myself. Have loved it since it's for release with KDE1x :) Very good integration into the DE. Snappy response, even on old computers like this one. Great crypto support, along with KDE in general. Simple to set up. Love the auto-discover thingy that will detect best server settings--that is just neat!

Hopefully, we'll see Mozilla put out a good Email client. Still, I was a little surprised when Firefox 1.0 couldn't import my Konqueror bookmarks :(

a_hippie (not verified) - Tue, 2020-12-14 22:51.

email program

I use plain old web based email via Yahoo. Have for years. It simply works.

GlennB (not verified) - Fri, 2020-11-26 05:48.


I use Opera's M2 mail client

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2020-11-25 14:07.

email client


An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-11-24 18:18.

web based email

web based email

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-11-23 17:36.

emacs' rmail

emacs' rmail

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-11-23 14:01.

I use Google's GMail

I use Google's GMail

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-11-23 06:14.

You can always use a desktop

You can always use a desktop client such as Kmail to read your google mail as well. Gmail now has support for POP3 access ...


An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-11-24 16:27.

That falls into the web based

That falls into the web based cathegory

Pablo (not verified) - Wed, 2020-11-24 12:58.


I like KMail for a number of reasons: 1. Message threading; 2. Kgpg integrates with KMail's address book; 3. Easy spam filtering with spam assassin (SuSE comes with excellent instructions on how to set up spam assassin with KMail); 4.. complete synchronization with my Palm Pilot. Much of these nice features have more to do with KDE and SuSE than KMail itself.

Charles McColm (not verified) - M - , 2020-11-22 18:09.

Opera M2

Opera M2

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2020-11-22 14:33.