Best email clients for Linux

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In the age of mobile computing and browser based mails like Gmail and, most users won’t bother about opening up a desktop mail client to check emails. However, there are certain situations where desktop email clients are much better than browser based clients and help gain productivity at workplace.

Linux desktop has a number of desktop email clients. Although, they are not spoilt for choices like Mac and Windows users but there are mail clients are as good as Apple Mail or MS Outlook. Below is a list of email clients for Linux desktop which are the best in business.

  • Tsais

    Thunderbird seems to have an insanely retarded default to delete email messages without asking, unless you change a bunch of setting after you install it?

    Can someone here list ALL settings needed to be changed, so Thunderbird will NEVER EVER, EVER delete an email without the user’s express command for deletion given?

    • vijaiaeroastro

      Try to understand the difference between imap and pop. Imap sync’s with your mail server while pop does it one way (it just fetches).. If you don’t want anything to happen to your webmail its wise to simply use pop.. That way u can use webclient once in a while and not have much trouble :)

      • arnieswap

        Don’t use Pop if you don’t want to access mails via -web-client or multiple clients and POP won’t leave the message on web-server. So if your client machine is gone your mails are gone too. Use IMAP instead.

        • Sayantan Das

          Actually, you can enable POP to leave messages on the server. Currently I’m using POP coz IMAP is blocked at my workplace. Just enabled “Delete after 0 days” on the server option on Evolution.

          • arnieswap

            Not all email clients have the option to ‘delete after 0 days’ and since its ‘opt-in’ the users who didn’t do that will suffer badly when they find emails are missing from there server. We should always recommend the safer method for new users.

          • Sayantan Das

            Well, not giving them the option is also not a good thing! Just make them aware and they can choose :)


    No mention of SeaMonkey? I’m surprised.

  • Eduardo Llaguno

    This Addon helps with the integration of Lightning and Gnome Clock, which also works with Ubuntu-Unity.

  • Scott Lockwood III

    Note: There have been versions of Evolution for Windows. They’re pretty raw though.