What email client do you use?

Hope you're all well at this unusual time!

I'm trying to de-Google my life a bit - especially now my GSuite cost is going up. Part of that is moving my email away from there - and I'm trying to find a nice email client for my phone and my (arch linux) desktop.

On desktop, I don't particularly like the look of Thunderbird, but it seems to work well. I've been experimenting with mutt, which I really like - but no mobile alternative.

On iOS, I liked Canary Mail - it's not cheap, but it's super powerful and has support for aliases and more. However, their privacy policy says (regarding email login details) that "All of this information is stored on your device and is never transferred to our servers." When I logged all my mobile traffic using Charles Proxy, I saw that it's phoning home to them (dev.canarymail.io:9001/post/unsubscribe) with a device identifier and my email addresses, even though I've (a) disabled analytics and (b) disabled push notifications. So I no longer feel I can trust them entirely, and ended up moving to Outlook, which is actually a very well put together app - much better than I expected.

I'm intrigued to know what other people are using for email - do you have an email setup that works well for you?

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  • Mutt.

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  • Thunderbird

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  • Synology MailPlus

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  • @serv_ee said:
    Thunderbird

    This

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  • The two main email clients that I use (depending on the server) are:

    • nmh (New Message Handler) with Emacs interface
    • Read Mail on Usermin
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  • LimpanLimpan OG
    edited June 17

    Postbox works great for my needs. Has both Windows and macOS clients: https://www.postbox-inc.com/

    Edit: Oh. missed that you wanted a Linux client. Sorry.

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    OWA.

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    Outlook,,, or OWA. Depending on which computer I'm using.

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    Zoho mail and Geary

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  • flipsflips OG
    edited June 17

    MailPlane for macOS (and mutt) :)

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  • On iOS I’m using default mail app for personal email and outlook for work. And on PC I’m using Windows 10 mail app (personal) and outlook (work). Outlook does the job really well right now, can’t complain.

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    @mikho said:
    Outlook,,, or OWA. Depending on which computer I'm using.

    My OWA was down 2 days ago, I had to revert to using outlook, felt like I had stepped back in time by 15 years!

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  • Self hosted OWA?

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    I use nmh cuz I like the unix philosophy of stitching together tiny, single function commands with pipes. But, when I again renew my setup, in maybe a year or two, I expect to move to mmh.

    Any unix philosophy freak deciding on a mail user agent these days might want to look at The Modern Mail Handler, Markus Schnalke's Masters Thesis.

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  • edited June 18

    @Not_Oles said:
    I use nmh cuz I like the unix philosophy of stitching together tiny, single function commands with pipes.

    I also use nmh on a couple of servers (see above), but I prefer to use the Emacs interface =)

    But, when I again renew my setup, in maybe a year or two, I expect to move to mmh.

    Any unix philosophy freak deciding on a mail user agent these days might want to look at The Modern Mail Handler, Markus Schnalke's Masters Thesis.

    I've never used mmh, but it strikes me as a one-man show, whereas nmh at least has a few core developers!

    I'm a bit tempted to try out the mh clone included in GNU Mailutils ( https://mailutils.org/ ), which apparently is IMAP-aware, unlike nmh.

    "A single swap file or partition may be up to 128 MB in size. [...] [I]f you need 256 MB of swap, you can create two 128-MB swap partitions." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 49)

  • MXroute for domain emails, connected to Gmail client.

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    @Unixfy said:

    Self hosted OWA?

    Used to do that, now for the sake of £25 a year I just have ovh hosted exchange.

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    I used to use pine directly on the mail server years ago but I use Thunderbird pretty much on all PCs now.

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  • I'm happy with Thunderbird, does what I need. On Android I'm using K9 Mail, but I'm having some issues with consistently getting mail from my mobile device, seems to be some issue with K9 getting its sync stuck. But if I go in and force-refresh it, it works better for a while.

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  • I use Fastmail and have been using their web interface on desktop and supplied app on iOS/Android/iPadOS

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  • @bdl said:
    I use Fastmail and have been using their web interface on desktop and supplied app on iOS/Android/iPadOS

    Same here. I really like their UI, clean and simple.

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    @AnthonySmith said:

    @mikho said:
    Outlook,,, or OWA. Depending on which computer I'm using.

    My OWA was down 2 days ago, I had to revert to using outlook, felt like I had stepped back in time by 15 years!

    Paying for Microsoft 365 licenses, putting it in good use. ;)
    It has changed alot over the years.

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  • I am paying for G Suite and Amazon WorkMail, works great. I used to use MS 365 but OneDrive/SharePoint pushed me away :P

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  • Nine on my Android phone, and either Sylpheed (Linux) or Thunderbird (Linux or Windows) for desktop.

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  • edited June 19

    Postbox on Windows, OWA at work, Native IOS on the phone, mutt on my vps boxes. Have O365 personal but not been a fan of outlook.

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  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    @angstrom said:

    @Not_Oles said:
    I use nmh cuz I like the unix philosophy of stitching together tiny, single function commands with pipes.

    I also use nmh on a couple of servers (see above), but I prefer to use the Emacs interface =)

    But, when I again renew my setup, in maybe a year or two, I expect to move to mmh.

    Any unix philosophy freak deciding on a mail user agent these days might want to look at The Modern Mail Handler, Markus Schnalke's Masters Thesis.

    I've never used mmh, but it strikes me as a one-man show, whereas nmh at least has a few core developers!

    I'm a bit tempted to try out the mh clone included in GNU Mailutils ( https://mailutils.org/ ), which apparently is IMAP-aware, unlike nmh.

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