Evolution Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Evolution for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Evolution and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Evolution are Mailspring (Freemium, Open Source), Geary (Free, Open Source), Claws Mail (Free, Open Source) and Mutt (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 17, 2021

    1. Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox.
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      Thunderbird vs Evolution opinions
      Most users think Thunderbird is a great alternative to Evolution.
      XanderLeaDaren Clearer & more concise GUI
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      TB is also open source but not very easy to configure MS office365/exchange accounts
      Positive comment 9 months ago

    2. Boost your productivity and send better email with Mailspring, a beautiful, fast email client for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Mailspring is free to use and an optional pro version adds read receipts, send later, reminders and more.
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    3. Geary is an email application built around conversations, for the GNOME 3 desktop.
      Geary vs Evolution opinions
      Most users think Geary is a great alternative to Evolution.
      halbtaxabo-njacobs The comment that developers have "retired Evolution" is false. Both seem to be actively developed.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

      Geary only supports email, as opposed to Evolution, which is a full suite (email, calendar, contacts)
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Evolution Developers have retired Evolution; and moved to Geary.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    4. Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+, featuring Quick response Graceful, and sophisticated interface Easy configuration, intuitive operation Abundant features Extensibility Robustness and stability
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      It's just an E-Mail client , doesn't have any calendar and CalDav support.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    5. Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • OpenPGP
      Mailpile is a modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features. The development of Mailpile is funded by a large community of backers and all code related to the project is and will be released under an OSI approved Free Software license.


      1.0.0 Release Candidate 6 from 2019 is the last version on GitHub (https://github.com/mailpile/Mailpile/releases). Possibly the development has been stopped.

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    6. KMail is the email component of Kontact, the integrated personal information manager of KDE. Kontact is a personal information manager and groupware software suite for KDE. It supports calendars, contacts, notes, to-do lists, news, and email.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client (mailer, MUA). Sylpheed runs on many systems such as Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like systems.
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      Sylpheed vs Evolution opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is just a simple E-Mail client and doesn't have any Calendar support.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    7. It provides management of events and tasks, alarm notification, web export, network transparent handling of data, group scheduling, import and export of calendar files and more.
    8. Trojitá, is a fast Qt IMAP e-mail client that respects open standards and facilitates modern technologies. Trojitá values vendor-neutrality that IMAP provides and is committed to be as interoperable as possible.
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