irc & usenet clients for xfce

Frank Staals frankstaals at
Wed Nov 5 08:12:23 PST 2008

Rada alive wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 3:38 PM, FBSD1 <fbsd1 at> wrote:
>> What irc, pop mail, and usenet clients from gmone or kde or x would you
>> recommend to use on xfce?
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> I suggest irssi or Xchat for IRC, mutt or Thunderbird for mail (The latter
> for usenet also, idk if mutt supports usenet).
> irssi and mutt if you like CLI, Xchat and Thunderbird if you like GUI's.
I have been using irssi (+bitlbee) for my IRC/IM needs for ages now, 
works like a charm for me. And thunderbird has been my mail client ever 
since 0.2. so I'd agree they are nice choises. I haven't used 
thunderbird for usenet stuff though; I only used usenet for downloading 
purposes. Used pan as a desktop-solution. Worked fine in my opinion. For 
a more server-like solution you may want to take a look at SabNZBd.
> But best of all to use is whatever _you_ would recommend somebody to use.
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Yep, feel free to try out some stuff but choose whatever *you* think 
works nice

Good luck,


- Frank

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