thunderbird replacement

RW rwmaillists at
Sun Jun 20 18:02:28 UTC 2010

On Sun, 20 Jun 2010 08:28:44 -0400
Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at> 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:

+1 on claws-mail

> * 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)

What does your ISP blocking incoming port 25 have to do with your
wanting to use local sendmail?

> * Handle over 1000 messages a day
> * (optional) Plain text archives (unlike how Thunderbird does it)

You might also consider using a local imap server, so that your local
mail store is completely independent of the client

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