Best email/PIM client???

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Best email/PIM client???

#1 Postby Okie2003 » Tue May 08, 2012 7:15 pm

I started using Mepis ~2006. I am looking forward to evaluating Mepis 12. A couple of years ago due to nvidia video card problems had to switch to Mint gnome. I am trying to switch back to KDE and am looking for the "best" email client to use with KDE. I do like Evolution, but am not sure it is practical with KDE. Things I would like:
1) ability to move/import Evolution data to client
2) integration of calendar with calendar on panel.
2) sync with Google calendar
3) sync with my old Palm (Mint 9 does this great, but I don't think anything in KDE, even Evolution, can. So this is probably unachievable.)
4) The ability to locate my email/PIM data on a data partition and access from more than one Linux install via linked folder(s). I did this a few years back, but I don't remember what client (Kontact?). A down side of Evolution is that I never figured out how to do this. This is important because it makes the transition period form one working install to another easier.

I have been out of the KDE loop since KDE 4, but I have seen negative things about the new Kontact. In a quick search of this forum I saw comments that might indicate Kontact/KMail is fixed. What is my best option? Thunderbird? Kontact? Zimbra Desktop? Something else?

I will post similar questions on forums of other distributions (I hope that is not bad form.) Thanks for your advice.

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Re: Best email/PIM client???

#2 Postby Utopia » Wed May 09, 2012 4:51 am

sync with my old Palm

Try jpilot for this. It's in the repos (and the plug-ins).
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Re: Best email/PIM client???

#3 Postby Okie2003 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:30 am

Thanks, I will look into it. Early in KDE 4 it didn't work, but I will check it out.

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Re: Best email/PIM client???

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:50 am

Still doesn't work in KDE4, and never will as the developer has quit or something. But easy enough to run in a VM of M8, which is how I do it even with machines for work, such as my excellent Aceeca data collector handheld
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Re: Best email/PIM client???

#5 Postby GoManutd » Wed May 09, 2012 10:57 am

face, palm synchronization is all but dead. it's an ancient platform that served us well.

you can check out funambol, https://www.forge.funambol.org/DomainHome.html

it's a sync solution for all sorts of mobile devices, sources, etc. they list palm clients, but how actively it's maintained i don't know.

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Re: Best email/PIM client???

#6 Postby Utopia » Wed May 09, 2012 2:10 pm

Here is some information about how to set up jpilot in kde 4.4.5 (Linux Mint):
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=59839
Maybe you can get some ideas from it?
Sadly there are no packages for the kde4 version of kpilot in Debian squeeze.
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Re: Best email/PIM client???

#7 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed May 09, 2012 2:13 pm

I should have been more precise: jpilot works fine in KDE 4 as long as you want to sync nothing but jpilot's limited PIM apps.

But the "conduits" from other apps do not work in jpilot or kpilot.
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Re: Best email/PIM client???

#8 Postby Okie2003 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Thanks Utopia! That looks quite interesting.

Are KMail and Kontact improved now? Are they reliable? Anyone using them?

Jerry, thanks for the suggestion. I don't know what is wrong, but I have not been able to get PalmDesktop to recognize my Treo in my Win 7 VirtualBox. I never used the Treo with Windows, so this is new territory. It may be a Win 7 issue since it is old for Win 7. I keep the Treo because I have several Greek and Hebrew texts on it that I use daily.

GoManutd, thanks for the thought. I don't have a data plan with the Palm so I cannot sync in the cloud.


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