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Mozilla Suite

You can use the Mozilla suite email / usenet client.


What is Icedove?

Icedove is a free, open-source and cross-platform mail client for most operating systems based on the Mozilla codebase. It is a robust and easy to use client, similar to Outlook Express, but with some major advantages such as junk mail classification.

How to install Icedove

To install Icedove, simply do:

apt-get update
apt-get install icedove
# install optional language pack
apt-get install icedove-l10n-[language]  # substitude [language] with your locale (for example 'ru' fur Russian)

For Enigmail (GPG Key/Encryption) Support:

apt-get install enigmail

Native language versions are also available.

Icedove and GnuPG

It is possible to use Icedove with GnuPG, it apparently exists one extension to do that, Enigmail.

GNUMail is a fully featured mail application running on Linux (or FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc) and Apple Mac OS X. It uses the GNUstep development framework or Apple Cocoa, which is based on the ?OpenStep specification provided by NeXT, Inc.. is licensed under the GPL, and the full sources of the application are available. was written from scratch. It uses Pantomime as its mail handling framework.


see Evolution

Claws Mail




Mutt is a feature rich text based email client that is highly configurable via the single config file ~/.mutt/muttrc . It has support for coloured text, threaded discussion display and GPG/PGP support. Press "?" to show the numerous keyboard shortcuts which allow navigation and email composition at rates approaching the speed of light.

Installing Mutt

apt-get update
apt-get install mutt


Alpine is a screen-oriented message-handling tool. In its default configuration, Alpine offers an intentionally limited set of functions geared toward the novice user, but it also has a large list of optional "power-user" and personal-preference features. Alpine's basic feature set includes:

* View, Save, Export, Delete, Print, Reply and Forward messages. * Compose messages in a simple editor (Pico) with word-wrap and a spelling checker. * Messages may be postponed for later completion. * Full-screen selection and management of message folders. * Address book to keep a list of long or frequently-used addresses. * Personal distribution lists may be defined. * Addresses may be taken into the address book from incoming mail without retyping them. * New mail checking and notification occurs automatically every 2.5 minutes and after certain commands, e.g. refresh-screen (Ctrl-L). * On-line, context-sensitive help screens.

Installing Alpine

apt-get update
apt-get install alpine

Tutorial: Gmail on Alpine