[ILUG] Is it me, or is it all those mail clients ?
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Mar 5 02:51:09 GMT 2004
I've taken to using an OS-X notebook lately, and I'm looking for an email
client which doesn't suck. Mutt is an obvious answer, but I've become used to
pointy clicky MUA goodness with KMail. I've tried Mailsmith, Apple's Mail,
PowerMail, Eudora and Mozilla. I haven't tried Entourage, but unless using it
can also cure world hunger, I won't.
So what's wrong with them all, you might well ask? Well, they have this borked
idea that an email address, an email account (POP or IMAP), and an SMTP
server are joined at the hip. I have a number of email addresses which I use,
a (different) number of servers from which I fetch mail, and another number
of SMTP servers which I use to send mail.
When composing a mail, I want to be able to easily pick from any of my
identities. I don't necessarily want to have an incoming folder for each
account (I can set that up if I want) and I want to always use the SMTP
server 'nearest' to me, depending on where I am.
KMail (correctly, in my view) handles identities and sending and receivers as
separate entities. No other graphical email client of my experience does. I'd
love to be told how wrong I am.
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