GMail in the browser.
thoughts on the new redesign?
I was using Inbox until a few weeks ago. So my current thoughts are “this was so much better before” :-)
As every time they push a new version that we have no choice but to get used to. Or just use IMAP, still.
I’ve used mutt for something like 20 years; I don’t recall exactly when I started. Despite using it for two decades, I don’t think that I will use it for the rest of my life. I expect that, much like screen -> tmux and irssi -> weechat, a console-based mail client that is more idiomatically designed to eventually replace mutt for mail reading for me.
I say this largely on the observation that console applications have seen convergent design since mutt was released. We know a lot more about how to build configure, and extend applications of this sort. I appreciate the consistency I find in tmux and weechat, compared to their predecessors.
what’s the weechat of terminal mail clients?
I’m aware of neomutt and Alpine but not much else.
it’s not there yet.
heh ok that’s fair. mutt for now then :)
I suppose I should have put this in the ask: I use a combination of
edit: added thunderbird
It’s appropriate to comment on your own submission when answering it, as you’ve done here.
good to know!
How do you like Rainloop? It looks pretty nice at a glance.
I like it a lot! Definitely the best self-hostable one.
mutt or neomutt for many years. Every now and then I’ll try a client in Emacs and retreat to mutt. I spent a bit of time at an employer using thunderbird with DAVMail.
I use mu4e in Emacs. I used to use Gnus, but it’s slow and Emacs’s lack of concurrency causes it to freeze the UI when working. Mu4e offloads querying, etc. to a separate commandline tool, so Emacs remains responsive.
Mu4e for me as well. I wrote something about my setup a few years ago, and it’s still more or less the same.
mutt, mutt and mutt.
Mutt on computers.
Dekko on phone.
Started with mutt in 2001; switched to sup in early 2012. It’s been unmaintained the last two years so I’ll probably return to mutt (possibly with notmuch) eventually.
Apple Mail - both laptop and phone.
Same. The broken unread counts on IMAP mailboxes in iOS are an annoyance, but nothing more. Nothing else is sufficiently better to make it worth bothering with.
I don’t think I’m aware of/noticed that issue? But yes - I’ve never quite understood the hoopla over the come-and-gone mail clients that feel the need to use a customer queue to generate buzz.
Then again, I typically use apple apps for most tasks that they have a solution for.
Inbox, so unfortunately I’ll be looking for a replacement.
client: notmuch, emacs, muchsync, msmtp (for sending email via gmail or my personal server)
Evolution, it is easy to use, has calendar and tasks and virtual folders. I have configured it to not show me HTML. I do the filtering with good old procmail, that makes it easier for me to also connect with K9 on my mobile phone
mutt when in a terminal, claws when in X, K9 when using mobile, Roundcube when using a browser, grep -r something Mail/Archive when searching for a needle in a haystack (where ‘haystack’ stands for mail archives going back 21 years).
grep -r something Mail/Archive
I use mu4e/mbsync/msmtp in OSX and Linux, and the default iOS mailer on my phone/tablet. Almost all of the 3rd party mail clients I’ve tried on the phone or desktop are designed to work with Gmail, which I don’t use, and end up as poorer IMAP clients for it.
I know, boring.
Thunderbird on desktop, K9Mail on phone.
and Spark on iOS
I use KDE’s e-mail client on my laptop (primary device) and K-9 Mail on Android (my Kindle Fire and Pixel 1st gen).
I use the FastMail WebGUI personally. It has my contacts and calendar there, and I know the interface is exactly the same no matter what machine I’m using.
On desktop: Claws Mail on Unixes, really nice Outlook Express-like client, with support for mbox, Maildir, POP3, IMAP, NNTP and RSS. Its rule engine is so great that I’m intentionally keeping one of its instances running on my work machine (it’s available for 99% of the time :>) to sort my mail. I know about fdm, but it needs to have Maildir/mbox inboxes.
Mobile: AirMail on iOS, but I’m not satisfied with it, as well as with other iOS clients, they all suffer from single issue - they tend to hide IMAP folder tress from users, often inventing own ways of folder management. I can surely pay reasonable amount of money for something like Claws Mail or MailMate
AquaMail on Android. One of the best e-mail clients I’ve been using. It’s clearly the far and closed-source K-9 Mail fork, but they did everything right - notifications, power saving, folder management, multiple account support, widgets, Exchange support, and so on… I wish I had something like that on my iPad too.
Aquamail is SO good. Couldn’t agree more on that.