KMail, Evolution, Thunderbird, and Claws Mail



We examine the strengths and weaknesses of four popular mail clients: KMail, Evolution, Thunderbird, and Claws Mail.

An early challenge of the Internet pioneers was to find a way to send small text messages across a network. Despite criticism that sending snippets of text was “not an important motivation for a network of scientific computers” [1], email quickly became one of the world’s most important forms of communication.

The simple console-based text programs used by those Internet pioneers would never work today. Modern email clients must contend with new irritants such as spam, intrusion, and skyrocketing volumes of email traffic.