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Email client recommendations

Which email client to use primarily depends on the use case and the specific requirements. Given different categories of needs, we shall try to offer the best email client alternatives. Help us complete this page with additional information.

POP3 with maildir local storage

See the page: Maildir for a list of mail clients supporting Maildir.

Email storage: mbox vs Maildir

Mbox is an email storage first implemented in 1974 for Fifth Edition Unix.
Maildir was developped in 1995 by Daniel Bernstein for his mail transfer agent (MTA) qmail, addressing technical issues inherent to the mbox format, especially solving file locking problems when new mail is being received.

The mail difference between the two is that mbox stores all of a user's emails into a single file, while Maildir stores each single email in a different file. All the major advantages of Maildir over mbox derive from this single fact.

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