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#1 2017-07-31 22:45

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4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird


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#2 2017-08-05 02:29

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

I used to like Claws-Mail, but with the fancy plugin being removed due to it being insecure anymore, I had to abandon it.  I get almost all html mail, and it just looks AWFUL without a proper html support.  You could get dillo to work as an html display, but links wouldn't work right, and it didn't interface with the clipboard correctly, so I just abandoned Claws and went back to Thunderbird.

IMO, what we need is a lightweight email solution that can properly display html email (that includes more than text).


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#3 2017-08-05 04:34

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

Ive used Geary which is quite lightweight but it lacked some of the features of Thunderbird so I stopped using it.


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#4 2017-08-24 12:54

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

I use Evolution and it does everything I need it to

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#5 2017-08-25 02:26

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

Evolution is a great email app but is by no means a lightweight app.  If I was running a minimalist install Id probably use Geary its a nice app.


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#6 2017-08-25 10:29

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

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crosscourt wrote:

Evolution is a great email app but is by no means a lightweight app.  If I was running a minimalist install Id probably use Geary its a nice app.

Thanks I'll try Geary out!

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#7 2017-08-26 04:46

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

Sylpheed mentioned in the article is also very nice.


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#8 2017-09-20 05:13

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

Sylpheed, IMO, has the same issue as claws (not surprising, since claws is based off sylpheed), it's a great email client, but reading HTML email is absolute rubbish looking in it, with no easy and adequate (IMO) solution to do so.


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#9 2017-09-20 22:45

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

Many people dont want HTML display so there are options for everyones needs with the different apps.


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#10 2021-03-07 13:11

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

Hello, I am using a intel atom netbook, and the only snappy and fast email client I found is Claws Mail, after trying many. Others, like thunderbird, are very good and fine but boot slowly on my old processor.
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#11 2021-03-07 18:54

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

Geary is another lightweight email client thats used in some well known lightweight distros.


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#12 2022-04-01 18:49

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

For anyone interested, there is a fork of Thunderbird pre-version 68 that is still completely themable called Interlink Mail & News. It can be found here: https://projects.binaryoutcast.com/inte … es/latest/


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#13 2023-02-27 01:35

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

They havent updated the fork  since June 2022......

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#14 2023-02-27 13:15

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

crosscourt wrote:

Sylpheed mentioned in the article is also very nice.

Sylpheed and Claws mail  don't play nice with gmail...only thunderbird works fine.

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#15 2023-02-27 13:28

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

FYI, Betterbird (https://www.betterbird.eu/) is yet another fork of Thunderbird.

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#16 2023-02-27 17:49

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

Wasnt using Gmail at the time I was using Sylpheed so wouldnt have noticed. Will take a look at Betterbird.


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#17 2023-02-28 13:20

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Re: 4 lightweight email alternatives to Thunderbird

crosscourt wrote:

Wasnt using Gmail at the time I was using Sylpheed so wouldnt have noticed. Will take a look at Betterbird.

Here, the so-called Google security is to blame for everything.

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