how we tested…

Linux Format - - ROUNDUP -

Un­like the last time we ran a Roundup of email clients ( LXF151 – seven years ago!) when we in­stalled the dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions on their na­tive desk­top en­vi­ron­ments, we’re run­ning all of them on the Budgie desk­top this time around. Most dis­tri­bu­tions carry these ap­pli­ca­tions in their soft­ware repos­i­to­ries, and we’re run­ning the lat­est avail­able ver­sions of each of them. The only ex­cep­tion is Thun­der­bird, be­cause its lat­est re­lease isn’t yet avail­able in the soft­ware repos­i­to­ries, and we had to in­stall it man­u­ally.

Most email clients are sim­i­lar in ap­pear­ance, but we’ll be test­ing these tools on their per­for­mance, their search ca­pa­bil­i­ties and abil­ity to han­dle junk and spam mes­sages. We’ll also keep an eye out for any stand­out fea­tures on of­fer, and their sup­port for IMAP and POP ac­counts. Ex­tend­ing func­tion­al­ity through plug-ins and other cus­tomi­sa­tion op­tions is an­other cri­te­ria to con­sider when choos­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion that you’ll rely on for im­por­tant com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

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