| 10:49 pm on Mar 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I use Thunderbird, although not as an IMAP client. I once tried IMAP under Windows but only as an experiment as I prefer mail to be under my full control - ie on my computers not "theirs".
I use email intensively (several hundred accounts at one time), including "forging" From, Reply and Sender addresses on occasion. There are several niceties for Thunderbird but some require add-ons: address switching is one of these.
My own add-ons include:
Display Mail User Agent
Quicknote (set to 4 panes)
Quicktext (very useful boiler-plate text insertion)
Signature switch (change sigs on the fly)
Virtual Identity (change email addresses on the fly)
Xnote (tag listed emails with pop-up info)
Some of the above may not be suitable for IMAP.
| 9:07 am on Mar 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
We used to use Thunderbird several years ago before switching to KMail, so that Virtual Identity plugin may be just what I'm looking for. I'll give it a try. Quicktext and Signature Switch look useful as well.
| 10:11 am on Mar 29, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Been using the Thunderbird + Lighting combo for years with 15+ accounts and I'm very happy with it. There is a drop down list of all your accounts that you can choose from whenever you compose a new mail.
| 10:07 am on Apr 1, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Sylpheed can do it if you want something lighter than Thunderbird (I am increasingly switching to lightweight software).
It cannot pick it automatically for replies though. That would be nice.
| 8:23 am on Apr 4, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm going with Thunderbird/Virtual Identity though, seems to work as I need it to out of the box (and as an added bonus, on Ubuntu at least, is trivial to sync the calendar component with the multitude of Google calendars I need to track - never got around to working that out in Kontact).
Seems more responsive than Kontact/Kmail, and more stable. And it's synced all my mail locally, removing another worry.
| 9:12 pm on Apr 4, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Good luck with it. I've been using Thunderbird for years, since it was part of the pre-firefox Mozilla suite. :)
| 8:20 am on Apr 5, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Yep, remember downloading Navigator at work and splitting the installer across 14 floppies to take home!
...and then it all went horribly wrong for a while...
Back as a happy Firefox and Thunderbird user now though.