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Linux Email Clients

When you set up a new account in Evolution, there is a box that allows you
to select a different signature file for each account.  Switching between
multiple accounts (From: addresses) is as easy as opening a new message and
clicking a drop-down menu to pick which From: address you want to use.  When
you switch, it switches the signature at the bottom of the message.  You can
also easily switch between Plain Text and HTML at compose time.  I send most
of my email in plain text, but I usually send HTML mail to a certain friend.
You just click Format -> HTML to toggle.  I think Evolution meets the rest
of your requirements, as well.  If the multiple users and multiple sigs are
your "must-haves," then Evolution would be a good choice because it handles
those nicely.

So far I have been very pleased with Evolution.  It performs pretty well on
my Athlon 750 with 1.2Gb of memory.  :)  And I actually LIKE the fact that
it looks like Outlook.  Every company I've worked for in the last few years
has used Outlook as its mail client.  Now I finally have a Linux equivalent
so I'll always feel comfortable whether I'm on Linux or in Windoze.  

Two cents,

On Wednesday, June 12, 2002 1:48 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:

> I went through the FAQ, and found that it did. I do have a couple of 
> questions you might be able to answer. 
> I am assuming that the multiple account feature is equivalent 
> to multiple 
> identities.  Let's say that I have two accounts, gaf at, and 
> gfeldman at Can I easily switch between these accounts at 
> composition time? Additionally, can I have multiple 
> signatures. I need both 
> of these features because I routinely use several different 
> signatures on 
> various listservs. 
> On 12 Jun 2002 at 16:33, Brian J. Conway wrote:
> > > I am considering looking at Evolution and Sylpheed. I 
> just found aout about 
> > > Sylpheed, and AFAIK, it does all (I'm not 100 sure about 
> identities). 
> > > -- stable
> > >  - development
> > 
> > I'm not gonna go through that list, as I'm sure you'll do a 
> thorough 
> > evaluation yourself, but Sylpheed will do most of those, if 
> not all.  I've 
> > been using it for a little over a year now and can't 
> recommend it enough.  
> > There are usually releases once a month with new (stable, 
> too) features 
> > being added regularly, and it's very fast and painless to 
> use.  I normally 
> > use fetchmail to grab my mail and Pine remotely or Sylpheed 
> at my desk for 
> > mail and news.
> > 
> > Brian J. Conway
> > bconway at
> > 
> > "Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
> > is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
> >      - Albert Einstein
> > 
> --
> Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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> Boston Linux and Unix user group
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