What the best E-mail clients are available and integrate well with Ubuntu.

Including the features:

  • Support of notifcations for messages/News(RSS).
  • Integrate well with the events in the time/date indicator
  • What E-mail services do they support ?
  • etc.

Edit: Despite the features included above , I want a list of all the E-mail Clients available to use , and if possible to make it a community-wiki post for each answer one email client.

  • Do webmail clients count? Or are you looking for offline clients?
    – Lekensteyn
    Jun 8, 2011 at 22:15
  • @Lekensteyn: Sorry I read your comment wrong at first, I mean I want E-mail Clients Like evolution and thunderbird below.
    – Binarylife
    Jun 9, 2011 at 10:50

2 Answers 2


I enjoy Evolution the default mail client for Ubuntu.

  • An integrated e-mail program with an address book, calendars and tasks.
  • IMAP, POP3, and SMTP support
  • Intelligent Junk Mail control
  • Calendar integration with the gnome-panel calendar.
  • Contact sharing with other software such as Pidgin
  • Supports WebDAV and iCal web calendars
  • Multiple account management
  • GPG key and certificate storage
  • Plugin support (including MAPI plugins for interfacing with Microsoft Exchange)

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  • Especially the calendar integration for gmail is neat. I like evolution too. It has every feature I ever wished - except for this one
    – con-f-use
    Jun 8, 2011 at 22:02

I have just recently switched to Thunderbird so see how development has progressed. At this point I am reasonably impressed. The setup for POP/IMAP email accounts was the easiest with which I have ever had to deal.

With a simple extension I had communication with Unity. Not shown in the image below is the indication of new mail in my various inboxes.

I have not had the opportunity to experiment any newsgroup reader functionailty.

Like Evolution, I like the fact that Thunderbird provides me access to my GMail contact list. Additionally, I like the fact that Thunderbird works with tabs, one of which is my Google Calendar; not a reasonably close facsimile, but the actual Google Calendar webpage.

In the past I have enjoyed KMail, Evolution, Claws Mail, and Thunderbird. Currently I am very much liking Thunderbird. For a list of the features of Thunderbird 3.1, refer to: http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/features/#easy-upgrade

  • Wunk. Thanks for the suggestion ! , Thunderbird is great.But how you can keep the program running in the messaging menu? . I've added the extension , but when I close thunderbird it closes also.
    – Binarylife
    Jun 9, 2011 at 10:41
  • Unfortunately I do not know of any method for keeping something up and running in the message indicator when Thunderbird is not running.
    – Kory Wnuk
    Jun 9, 2011 at 22:19

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