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Today at UDS Budapest there was a discussion about what default e-mail client to use for Ubuntu 11.10. Up to this point GNOME's Evolution program has been used within Ubuntu, but there's a growing desire to use Mozilla's Thunderbird as the default e-mail client.
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This would be great news if it happened.

Thunderbird is what I have been using a long time.
Evolution is just junk, and it being so deeply ingrained into everything...well
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Mozilla Thunderbird is probably the best free Outlook replacement client on the market. Then there's Postbox for 1st in paid...

Edit: It would be awesome if they bundled Postbox but then we'd have to pay for it or they'd have to pay for it and go bankrupt or something else.
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Mozilla Thunderbird is probably the best free Outlook replacement client on the market. Then there's Postbox for 1st in paid...

Edit: It would be awesome if they bundled Postbox but then we'd have to pay for it or they'd have to pay for it and go bankrupt or something else.
Well there's no Linux version of Postbox plus Ubuntu would never bundle software that isn't open source, let alone non-free. In fact by default you can't even play MP3 files on Ubuntu.
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Thunderbid is nice, except that every time you first launch the app it messes up the list of emails in the global inbox if you have multiple email accounts. It duplicates emails in the list and if you try to delete one, something else disappears up above. There's blank emails with nothing but a star in the title that appear out of nowhere as well. The only feature it has over Mail is the archive button.
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Thunderbid is nice, except that every time you first launch the app it messes up the list of emails in the global inbox if you have multiple email accounts. It duplicates emails in the list and if you try to delete one, something else disappears up above. There's blank emails with nothing but a star in the title that appear out of nowhere as well. The only feature it has over Mail is the archive button.
I've never had either of these problems and I use thunderbird daily with 4 emails. I don't use a "global" mailbox. They're all separated.


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This would be great news if it happened.

Thunderbird is what I have been using a long time.
Evolution is just junk, and it being so deeply ingrained into everything...well
Pretty much my feelings on the subject.
    
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I've never had either of these problems and I use thunderbird daily with 4 emails. I don't use a "global" mailbox. They're all separated.


<- Edit: I just finished my OCN 5k
It only happens when you first start up Thunderbird/Miramar. You have to click on an email account, wait for it to list the mails, then click back on the global inbox for the duplicates to go away. After a couple of hours of being open, the deleting email bug can't be gotten rid of by clicking on an email account then back to the global inbox, you have to close and restart Thunderbird to fix.

Here's a picture of the duplicates at launch:


Here's a picture of some of the blank emails that pop up after trying to delete a different email in the global inbox that you can't get rid of without restarting the app:

Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/12/11 at 6:36am
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That issue only happened during an earlier for me, the latest one solved it.
    
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That issue only happened during an earlier for me, the latest one solved it.
I was even using the Miramar(beta) and it hasn't been fixed for me.

I tried out Postbox and have made the switch. Never looking back. Thx HybridCore.
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