Chapter 10. Electronic Mail

These days, it seems that when we think about the Internet, we think about Web browsers first. To those of us who have been on the Net for more years than we care to admit, that always seems a bit strange. The chief medium of information exchange on the Internet has always been electronic mail, or email. Although the perception has changed, email is probably still the number one application in the connected world.

For a powerful, graphical email client, you need look no further than your KDE desktop. Its email package is called Kmail, and I'm going to tell you all about it. Keep reading, though. In just a few keystrokes, I'll have you sending and receiving mail like a Linux pro.

I'm also going to talk about an alternative package called Evolution. Those of you who are coming from that other OS and who might be pining for the look and feel (and the integration) of Outlook are going to be pleasantly surprised.