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4.1. Using E-mail

Any Linux desktop system worth the name desktop system will have at least one or two applications for sending, receiving, and working with your personal e-mail. Many users believe that superior tools for managing spam and generally better security mechanisms make Linux a great desktop platform for managing your e-mail.

4.1.1. Choosing an E-mail Client

Choices of e-mail clients range from those that look like clones of popular Windows e-mail programs to those that run in plain text from the shell. Interfaces vary widely with the e-mail clients that are available with Linux. Here are some different ways in which e-mail clients are integrated into Linux:


  

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