List of Email Clients Available in Ubuntu Linux
Evolution or Novell Evolution (formerly Ximian Evolution, prior to Novell's 2003 acquisition of Ximian) is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions.
Currently this is the default email client for Ubuntu Linux
Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
Install Thunderbird in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install mozilla-thunderbird
Pine® -- a Program for Internet News & Email -- is a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages. Pine was developed by UW Technology at the University of Washington. Though originally designed for inexperienced email users, Pine has evolved to support many advanced features, and an ever-growing number of configuration and personal-preference options. Pine is available for Unix as well as for personal computers running a Microsoft operating system (PC-Pine).
Install pine in Ubuntu
First you need to download the .deb package from here
Install .deb package using the following command
sudo dpkg -i packagename
sudo aptitude install thunderbird
Alpine is an upgrade of the well-known PINE email client. Alpine is currently in alpha. Its name derives from the use of the Apache License and its ties to PINE. It features a full suite of support for mail protocols like IMAP and SMTP and security protocols like TLS. It uses curses for its interface.
Install alpine in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install alpine
Balsa is a highly configurable and robust mail client for the GNOME desktop. It supports both POP3 and IMAP servers as well as the mbox, maildir and mh local mailbox formats. Balsa also supports SMTP and/or the use of a local MTA such as Sendmail.
Some of Balsa's other features include:
* Allowing nested mailboxes
* Spell Checking
* Multi-threaded mail retrieval
* MIME support (view images inline, save parts)
* GPE Palmtop, LDAP, LDIF and vCard address book support
* Multiple character sets for composing and reading messages
* File attachments on outgoing messages
* GPG/OpenPGP mail signing and encryption
Support for Kerberos and SSL has been enabled in this package.
Install balsa in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install balsa
Mutt is a sophisticated text-based Mail User Agent. Some highlights:
* MIME support (including RFC1522 encoding/decoding of 8-bit message
headers and UTF-8 support).
* PGP/MIME support (RFC 2015).
* Advanced IMAP client supporting SSL encryption and SASL authentication.
* POP3 support.
* ESMTP support.
* Message threading (both strict and non-strict).
* Keybindings are configurable, default keybindings are much like ELM;
Mush and PINE-like ones are provided as examples.
* Handles MMDF, MH and Maildir in addition to regular mbox format.
* Messages may be (indefinitely) postponed.
* Colour support.
* Highly configurable through easy but powerful rc file.
Install mutt in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install mutt
KMail is a fully-featured email client that fits nicely into the KDE desktop. It has features such as support
for IMAP, POP3, multiple accounts, mail filtering and sorting, PGP/GnuPG privacy, and inline attachments.
You need to install kdepim-kio-plugins if you want to use IMAP or mbox files, and/or kdebase-kio-plugins if you want to use POP3.
This package is part of KDE, and a component of the KDE PIM module. See the ‘kde' and ‘kdepim' packages for more information.
Install kmail in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install kmail
Fast, lightweight and user-friendly GTK2 based email clientClaws Mail is a powerful and full-featured mail
client formerly called Sylpheed-Claws. It is also extensible using loadable plugins, which can provide support for additional features, like other storage formats, feed reader, calendar management, mail filtering, etc.
Install claws-mail in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install claws-mail
Simple file browser from Alpine, a text-based email client"pilot" is a simple file browser from Alpine. It is
used in Alpine to let the user select attachments. As with (Al)pine, commands are displayed at the bottom of the screen, and context-sensitive help is provided.
As a stand-alone program, it is useful as a basic file browser, filling the same utility as programs like the
Install pilot in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install pilot
COnsole Newsreader and EmailerCone is a text-based mail client. Cone seamlessly handles multiple POP3, IMAP accounts, and local mail folders. Cone is also a simple newsreader. Cone's interface is foolproof enough to be used by inexperienced users, but it also offers advanced features for power users.
Beyond others cone has support for PGP, GPG, UTF-8, IMAP, POP3, incoming HTML mails, external viewers, NNTP, SOCKS 5, SSL/TLS, SASL, LDAP and IMAP based address books, remote storable configuration, multiple accounts,tagging mails with several different flags, and SMAP (Simple Mail Access Protocol, a new IMAP and POP3 replacement developed by the Courier guys and supported by the Courier development versions).
Install cone in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install cone
fully featured mail applicationGNUMail is a clone of NeXT/Apple's excellent Mail.app application. It uses the GNUstep development framework (or Apple Cocoa, which is based on the OpenStep specification provided by NeXT, Inc.).
Install gnumail.app in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install gnumail.app
Mail reader using a nice XForms GUIXFMail is partially compatible with mh style mailboxes but does not require any mh tools to be installed on the system. You can browse your mh folders and messages using XFMail. It has a user-friendly interface and online help to make it easy to use. It implements most of the mail functionality in one program and it does not require any additional tools.
Install xfmail in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install xfmail
text-based mail-reader supporting SMTP and POP3Elmo is a feature-rich console mail client for UN*X power users. It integrates functionality commonly realized by separate pieces of software in other mailers.
Install elmo in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install elmo
A versatile news and mail reader for EmacsenGnus is a flexible message reader running under Emacs. It supports reading and composing both news and mail. In addition, it is able to use a number of web-based sources as inputs for its groups. The main Gnus goal is to provide the user with an efficient and extensible interface towards dealing with large numbers of messages, no matter the form they may have or wherever they may come from. Gnus is a fully MIME-compliant and supports reading and composing messages using any charset that Emacs supports.
Gnus biggest strength is the fact that it is extremely customisable. It is somewhat intimidating at first
glance, but most of the complexity can be ignored until you're ready to take advantage of it. If you receive a reasonable volume of e-mail (i.e. you're on various mailing lists), or you would like to read high-volume
mailing lists but cannot keep up with them, or read high volume newsgroups or are just bored, then Gnus may be what you want.
Install gnus in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install gnus
A set of electronic mail handling programsThis is the nmh mail user agent (reader/sender), a command-line based mail reader that is powerful and extensible. nmh is an excellent choice for people who receive and process a lot of mail.
Unlike most mail user agents, nmh is not a single program, rather it is a set of programs that are run from the shell. This allows the user to utilize the full power of the Unix shell in coordination with nmh. Various
front-ends are available, such as mh-e (an emacs mode), xmh, and exmh (X11 clients).
nmh was originally based on MH version 6.8.3, and is intended to be a (mostly) compatible drop-in replacement for MH.
Install nmh in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install nmh
Emacs interface to the MH mail systemMH-E offers all the functionality of MH, the visual orientation and
simplicity of use of a GUI, and full integration with Emacs and XEmacs, including thorough configuration and online help.
MH-E allows one to read and process mail very quickly: many commands are single characters; completion and smart defaults are used for folder names and aliases. With MH-E you compose outgoing messages in Emacs. This is a big plus for Emacs users, but even non-Emacs users have been known to use MH-E after only learning the most basic cursor motion commands.
Additional features include:
-- attractive text rendering with font lock
-- composition and display of MIME body parts
-- display of images and HTML within the Emacs frame
-- folder browsing with speedbar
-- ticking messages
-- lightning-fast full-text indexed searches of all of your email
-- virtual folders to view ticked and unseen messages, search results
-- multiple personalities
-- signing and encrypting
-- spam filter interaction
-- XFace, Face, X-Image-URL and picon header field support
MH is Rand's Mail Handler, whose functionality is available in MH, nmh and GNU mailutils.
The package also includes contributed files that are not distributed with GNU Emacs:
mh-frame.el -- Open MH-E in a separate frame.
mh-comp-frame.el -- Message composition in a separate frame.
Install mh-e in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install mh-e