Top Linux/UNIX Email Clients for Windows Converts

Mozilla Thunderbird running on Linux.
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If you're coming from Windows to Linux, you might as well try something completely different and new. Or you combine the reliability and creativity of your new operating system with the easy to use interface you know from Windows like these email programs do.

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Evolution - Linux Email Program

This wonderful email client, calendar, and groupware application not only looks like Outlook, it also matches Microsoft's email program in features and functionality.

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Mozilla Thunderbird - Linux Email Program

Mozilla Thunderbird is a fully featured, secure and very functional email client and RSS feed reader. It lets you handle mail efficiently and with style, and Mozilla Thunderbird filters away junk mail too.

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KMail - Linux Email Program

Integrated with the nice KDE desktop, KMail is powerful but easy to learn use, especially if you're coming from Windows.

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Balsa - Linux Email Program

Balsa is part of the Gnome desktop environment (which is just as nice as KDE), but it does not yet equal KMail in advanced features.

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Sylpheed - Linux Email Program

Sylpheed is a friendly email client with a particularly easy to use interface. There are a few things that Sylpheed does better than Balsa, and a few more where Balsa has an advantage.

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Alpine - Linux Email Program

Alpine is powerful console email program that makes you use email productively with automation aplenty and nary a distraction.