I've always been a user of ThunderbirdI actually never used Microsoft Outlook far from it Outlook Express. a I tried it for a while, as well as Clawnmail… But neither of these last two I liked enough.
Used Thunderbird because with the add-ons that I had installed, and especially the theme / skin that I put on it, it was really attractive.
Then came Thunderbird v3 ... and my theme I had to stop using it because it was not compatible, along with the skin some add-ons, but nothing happens ... I used another skin that luckily I found. But, Thunderbird v4 represented the same problem ... and v5, v6, etc etc ... and we are on v11, and of all the plugins and skins that I have used, there are almost none left.
All of this has made me feel unhappy with Thunderbird, but I still couldn't find the perfect replacement for him ... until once again, I gave him a chance. KMail.
The point is that for a few days I have been using KMail, and I am 99% satisfied with it 😀
For example, it offers me options to customize it like no other email client ... but hey, those of us who use KDE as we are used to this right? … LOL!!
Also, use Akonadi and so far nothing (but NOTHING) is wrong, this allows several applications to share the same data ...
Advantages I have now using KMail?
- Unlike before, now I use a mail client that is Qt, perfect for KDE.
- I have more options to customize it, for example now I have more control over notifications, keyboard shortcuts, etc.
- Something as simple as clicking the close button (the cross in the corner) does NOT close the application, but puts it in the system tray (tray), in Thunderbird I need an addon ... in KMail no, the option is available there 🙂
- Option available for group work by IMAP
- Encrypt emails using algorithms such as OpenGPG.
- Did I already say that I can change absolutely all the colors of the application? … Make my own skin just by clicking? ...
- Organize my emails by labels/Tags ... as if from a site made with WordPress it was ...
And since it can't be perfect, there are some downsides to Thunderbird:
- Using Akonadi ... like all dependencies, this may be uncomfortable for some, as Akonadi save your data in DBs MySQL by default, although it can be configured to use SQL-Lite... I will investigate about this hehe.
- En Thunderbird by selecting 5 emails (for example) and pressing [Of the] (to send them to the trash) towards which those 5 emails will be marked as «Already read«, And also sent to the wastebasket, while in KMail they are only sent to the trash, and then they appear to me like 5 emails in the trash but not read (this I recognize that some may seem silly haha)
And the golden question…. Which consumes more resources? ...
Well, KMail it consumes me 30.8MB RAM, and Thunderbird 31MB ... so, same thing 😀
Valid clarify, I am using KDE 4.7.4 (KMail v1.13.7), I am NOT using the latest version (KDE 4.8.1), And Thunderbird 11 … It would be fair to compare the latest version of KMail with the last of Thunderbird, but unfortunately in Debian Aun KDE 4.8 It's just a distant dream
I don't remember which upgrades / changes have higher versions of KMail, so I look forward to it 😀
Which email client do you use?