thunderbird replacement

Bruce Cran bruce at
Sun Jun 20 13:42:26 UTC 2010

On Sunday 20 June 2010 13:28:44 Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> I currently am using mail/thunderbird as my mail reader and it is just
> doing the job very well (even with heavy use of filters).... I use
> xfce4 on 8.1-PRERELEASE (updated and portmaster -Rafd'ed about 3 weeks
> ago).... I am looking for a good replacement suggestions.... here are
> the minimal features I need:
> * Gmail support
> * Filtering (either internal or via external tool)
> * Multiple accounts (2)
> * Ability to send via local sendmail (my ISP blocks incoming port 25
> thats why I am using gmail)
> * Handle over 1000 messages a day
> * (optional) Plain text archives (unlike how Thunderbird does it)

I'd recommend Claws Mail as a replacement for Thunderbird - I've found it 
easier to use than Thunderbird 3 and it seems to understand more about mailing 
lists than Thunderbird, which is nice. There's also a win32 port available, so 
you even have a decent mail client on Windows too.

Bruce Cran

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