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debianHELP: Converting from Mozilla: Mail to KMail

Jul 23, 2004, 07:00 (20 Talkback[s])

"Given that Mozilla is now defined by Debian as non-free, I decided to look at other alternatives for mail and web browsing. This was based on a number of things, including a lesson I learned years ago that adopting fully free software whenever possible pays off in the long run (we wouldn't have GNU/Linux without it!), and the fact that right now Mozilla is in a transition between the Communicator base and Firefox/Thunderbird.

"I normally run KDE (or XFCE4) as my X desktop, so my first impulse was to take a look at Konqueror and KMail. This review, part 1 of 2 (part 2 will focus on browsers), will focus on transitioning from Mozilla's Mail to KMail (v1.6.2, the latest in Sid at the time of this writing). To call it a review is 'iffy,' it's actually written from a perspective of someone switching from Mozilla and expects you to know something about mail clients in general and especially Mozilla..."

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