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Top 5 Best Linux Email Clients

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Checking webmail can be a long and grueling process, especially if you have a string of Yahoo Mail and Gmail inboxes littered across the webiverse.

An easier solution is to employ a free email client, one that can collect and organize all your emails from every email box you own.

Here are some of the best email client options for Linux users.

1. Thunderbird


Thunderbird is a free email client, providing a robust set of user-friendly tools to boost email productivity including tabbed email; web search engine; quick filter search bar as well as ¬†“attachment reminder” setting; one click address book and customizable email addresses.

“Multiple-channel chat” feature lets you link your favorite messaging application to receive your messages within the application.

Employing both pop3 and IMAP technology, this is one of the best free email software available for use on Linux.

2. Mailspring


From the makers of Nylas Mail, the Mailspring offers some advanced email application features you might not usually enjoy with traditional alternatives.

Opt-in on read receipts, link tracking, and touch and gesture support.

Customize your MailSpring experience to suit your needs.  Create advanced shortcuts and access different themes and layouts to fit your style.

Personalise your signature with pictures and other custom designs through their signature editor.

Additional message translation options available with multi-language support.

3. Kmail


Kmail is an email management system that deals with multiple POP and IMAP accounts. With KMail, you can use multiple identities when sending emails.

KMail boasts a powerful filtering system that carefully avoids huge

Advanced anti-spam technology bounces back unwanted spam mail to simulate a dead email address to reduce cluttered inboxes.

KMail lets you automatically back up or archive entire email folders for easy reference.

Kmail gives you the option to integrate fully configurable templates to generate new messages and replies and allows you to set up text shortcuts for efficient typing.

4. Hiri


If you’ve recently made the switch from Microsoft Outlook, you’ll find comfort in Hiri, an ultra secure email application that never uses a third party service to process your email.

Boasting a similar set of email application tools to what you usually find with webmail, including calandar, notetaking and contact books.

An ideal work-place solution. Compose emails to send later even when offline. With in-app settings, Hiri lets you share your calendars with coworkers and automatic reminders to help you keep track of important appointments.

5. Evolution


With Evolution, you can get all your personal emails, calendars, address books and tasks in one convenient location. Not as user-friendly as Thunderbird, but a nice alternative for the security conscious user.

Evolution employees encryption technology for outgoing emails to keep your personal data safe and uses SpamAssassain and Bogofilter to prevent spam from ever reaching your inbox.

Some familiar features to rival Microsoft Outlook include task lists and notes.

Though “mail” is the default view, you can use the switcher to change to contacts, tasks or memos.

For the punctual-minded, there is calendar support for iCalendar, Google Calendar, and other usual web-mail based calendars.