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Q&A How do I check email without depending on a mail client?

I use email frequently, for many things, some of them important (banks, work). From what I've seen, all the offline mail clients (like Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail) suck for a power user - mail fi...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar matthewsnyder‭ · 2023-07-01T18:32:34Z (12 months ago)
How do I check email without depending on a mail client?
I use email frequently, for many things, some of them important (banks, work). From what I've seen, all the offline mail clients (like Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail) suck for a power user - mail filters are always some arcane, hard to use scheme that is difficult to version in a dotfiles repo, the programs themselves have very complex configuration backends with many bugs, and are often opinionated about UX with all the wrong opinions. Webmail is even more terrible - mainstream ones have limited filter functionality (eg. Gmail with >20 rules) while "alternatives" like Protonmail now treat filtering as a premium feature.

I don't want to dive into hosting my own mail server yet. How can I use mail from a third party provider in a more flexible way that I can control?