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Ask Matt: Which Email Client?

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Going to set up a new form for these.

33 replies on “Ask Matt: Which Email Client?”

I agree. It’s more like the Flash encoder they use makes the difference. Too bad the software is not available as a client, but as server side script upgrade via

As for the email client, I choose Windows Live Mail, it works like a charm.

If you’re going to do a question/answer format, this is the way to do it. Short, to the point, personal – very well done.

I am a RoundCube fan myself, because of it’s overall simplicity.

Great video. Like what Chris mentioned, it was short, to the point and personal.

Btw, my email client of choice is Thunderbird. I’ve been using it for about 6 years now and I use it to access my Gmail account. 😀

I’ve tried using Thunderbird a few times, but I guess I’m just not used to it. The evil I know is Gmail and I’ve fallen in love with the idea of everything being in the “cloud”. I’ve also set up a few of my domains through Google apps which I love.

Has anyone tried zoho?

Anyway, love the video. Can you ask Michael what kind of camera he is using? It looks great.

All about open source.

However, your closing comments about being able to use IMAP and your own domain. This has been possible with Google Apps for years.

Also, if you use Gmail it also looks the exact sme on both clients as it’s in the browser.

The best solution is to run IMAP on Google Apps (very easy, and process automated completely if you host with DreamHost). Then you can IMAP into Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook, etc.

If you just use thunderbird, and wish to check your mail remotely, (not on your own computer), then you are stuck with the default usually horrible web host providers email web based client.

So you may wish to clarify your title as Which Desktop Email Client as not to confuse you readers. Great video techniques though.

I was used to Outlook and some of its features are really useful for work but it just consumes too much memory, so I decided to move all my accounts to Gmail. I have to say that I am happier than with Outlook but still there are a few things that could be better. Looking forward to try thunderbird.

Thunderbird is my favorite too. Well it’s the only one that’s good for Linux anyway :). I keep trying to use Evolution but I can’t get used to it and it doesn’t have the cool features and extensions.

Thanks for the message faces extension.

Wait wait wait… if you’d like for all software you use to be open source, why are you sitting on that couch with a macbook in your lap? Are you running GNU/Linux on it?

That’s not my MacBook, but aside you are correct that I’m not fully OS in my OS yet. I try to switch to Linux (lately Ubuntu) about once a year and every year it gets closer.

Awesome! Though, remember that there’s more than Ubuntu around – Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop, you should try a KDE desktop too and see if it suits you better. (Like Kubuntu.)

I wouldn’t use Linux as a desktop OS just for the sake of using something Open Source. Depending on your needs, something like Ubuntu could be fine (though I’d personally use CentOS), but if you have more particular desktop application needs for your computer, Linux may not suffice quite yet with the available software.

I’ve just bought a Canon 5D mark II as well!

I’m a wedding photographer so need something that is high quality and this baby rocks – for stills anyway. And you can do excellent video as well – as seen here!