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Linux® Desktop Garage by Susan Matteson

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E-mail

Oh, e-mail, we alternately love and hate you. We love receiving nice messages from friends and family. We love the efficiency provided by e-mail in office environments. We hate the chain letters forwarded to us by unthinking relatives. We hate the spam that has threatened to take over e-mail. We hate getting bad news. Let's not shoot the messenger—or, in this case, the e-mail program—for the sins of the medium. E-mail is one of the two main things people want to do with a computer, the other being surfing for porn—er, I mean, surfing on the Web.

Linux has always had a great lineup of e-mail programs. Even back in the days when the most popular e-mail programs for Linux were text-only affairs that ran in the terminal, you could count on ...

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