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Top 6 Linux/UNIX Email Clients for Windows Converts

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If you're coming from Windows to Linux, you might as well try something completely different and new. Or you combine the reliability and creativity of your new operating system with the easy to use interface you know from Windows, like these email programs do.

1. Evolution - Linux Email Program

Evolution - Email Program
Heinz Tschabitscher
This wonderful email client, calender and groupware application not only looks like Outlook, it also matches Microsoft's email program in features and functionality.

2. Mozilla Thunderbird - Linux Email Program

Mozilla Thunderbird - Free Email Program
Heinz Tschabitscher
Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully featured, secure and very functional email client and RSS feed reader. It lets you handle mail efficiently and with style, and Mozilla Thunderbird filters away junk mail too.

3. KMail - Linux Email Program

KMail - Email Program
Heinz Tschabitscher
Integrated with the nice KDE desktop, KMail is powerful, but easy to learn use, especially if your're coming from Windows.

4. Balsa - Linux Email Program

Balsa - Email Program
Heinz Tschabitscher
Balsa is part of the Gnome desktop environment (which is just as nice as KDE), but it does not yet equal KMail in advanced features.

5. Sylpheed - Linux Email Program

Sylpheed - Free Email Program
Heinz Tschabitscher
Sylpheed is a friendly email client with a particularly easy to use interface. There are a few things that Sylpheed does better than Balsa, and a few more where Balsa has an advantage.

6. Alpine - Linux Email Program

Alpine - Free Email Program
Heinz Tschabitscher
Alpine is powerful console email program that makes you use email productively with automation aplenty and nary a distraction.

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