I'm looking for an alternative for Thunderbird. I use Linux. An alternative should meet three requirements:

  • support multiple email accounts
  • be able to reside in tray, and does not depend on helpers like Alltray¹ for this
  • be able to display information about new mail

¹ AllTray is an application which docks other application software into the system tray

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    Still a bit vague. Aren't all those 3 requirements met by Thunderbird itself? So what don't you like about Thunderbird? Would Gnome Evolution fit (it's in the standard repos)? What is alltray (and didn't you rather mean your wanted mail client should not need alltray)?
    – Izzy
    Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 21:29
  • I don't like Thunderbird. "AllTray is an application which docks other application software into the system tray". I want a program that doesn't need alltray. Please feel free to edit my question if you find it vague.
    – menteith
    Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 21:31
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    If I could do that, I wouldn't write it's vague. I cannot tell what you dislike with Thunderbird – and unless you tell us, you risk the recommendations including those unwanted parts as well :) Currently, apart from the Alltray part, your requirements would be met by any GUI mail client (uh, just checked: strike Evolution, it would need Alltray as well).
    – Izzy
    Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 21:37

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Mailspring is a fine solution too.


I'm using Claws Mail for years.


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