Linux comes with a variety of GUI-based email clients to keep in touch with friends, and share information in newsgroups with other users. The following software is similar to Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail and used by users at home and the Office.
Very popular email Client in a large corporate environment, small business, home and power users. All email client (also mail user agent (MUA)) is a frontend computer program used to manage email. Mail can be stored on the client, on the server side, or in both places. Standard formats for mailboxes include maildir and mbox. Here are five widely used email client.
1. Mozilla Thunderbird
This is the email client from Mozzila Foundation. Thunderbird can manage multiple e-mail, newsgroup and RSS and supports a lot of identity in the account. Features like quick search, saved search folders, advanced message filtering, message grouping, and labels help manage and find persan. Just like FireFox, this email client makes it very secure and flexible to increase your productivity.
2. Claws Mail
Claws Mail is a mail client free, GTK +-based. Claws mail is very lightly used for laptop users. Like firefox, a great variety of plugins for this email client makes it very flexible and secure. Claws mail runs on windows, Mac OS X and unix systems like Linux, BSD and Solaris.
Spicebird is an integrated collaboration that provides access to email, contacts, calendar and instant messaging in a single application. Provides easy access to various web services while retaining all the advantages of a desktop application. It is developed by a company called synovel India. This is a free, open source and cross – platform software.
4. Zimbra Collaboration Suite (Open Source Version)
Zimbra is a client and server platform for messaging and collaboration. Web client integrates email, contacts, shared calendar, VolP, and online document creation in the rich browser-based interface. It's more like MS Exchange and Outlook – combo. In other words compatible with proprietary clients such as Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail, either through proprietary connectors, as well as open-source Novell Evolution, so email, contacts, and calendars can be included from this to the ZCS server. Zimbra also provides two-way sync to many mobile devices such as the Nokia Eseries, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, iPhone with 2.0 software.
Sylpheed is a free, GTK + – based, open source email and news client. Sylpheed runs on windows, Mac OS X and Unix systems – like such as Linux and BSD.