KDE Kube, the future successor to KMail?

KDE Kube, communication center

The recent news about security holes in the KMail program has caused many users to abandon the KDE email client, despite continuing to use Plasma or KDE applications. But, among those who are still with KMail they are wondering if KMail should continue to be the email application of the KDE Project.

That is why voices are coming out supporting the KDE Kube application. Voices asking it to be the default application for manage our emails, calendars and contacts. However, this is nothing official.

KDE Kube was released earlier this year and promised to be a complete and versatile communication center for today's user. But it still did not have a stable version. Months later, with each development, users have become convinced of the success of the tool and how it will possibly replace KMail.

KMail is an application aimed at managing email from the Plasma desktop. This tool has been around KDE almost from its inception and that means it is an old tool. In some cases it has become an outdated tool that many users do not quite convince. The security hole has not been serious, since many users and hackers were unaware of this security hole but it has deepened the situation that KMail has become an outdated tool.

KDE Kube, on the other hand, is a recent tool. That has made matching email, calendars, contacts, and notes quick and easy to do. The application is like a communication center, a center in which we have all the communication on the pc without opening another program or without using add-ons. What's more the program works offline, something that not all mobile apps can do.

I personally don't like KMail, I've never liked it. And about KDE Kube I have to say that the fact that it is not stable yet makes me think badly. But, if I have to choose, I would stick with KDE Kube. KMail has become obsolete like Evolution or Thunderbird. But it is my personal impression Which one do you choose? With KDE Kube or KMail?


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  1.   Leo said

    He supported kde Kube even though I haven't used it kmail never convinced me

  2.   ago said

    Thunderbird, obsolete or not, at least it is updated regularly, and it is fast, stable and secure, I use Thunderbird under GNU / Linux or Windows because it is more convenient for me to open an application and see my emails quickly, than to put the credentials (or store them ) in my web browser, as I regularly clear the history, and do not allow any passwords to be stored in the web browser for security reasons.

    In my opinion, the complexity or possibilities (it depends on how you look at it) that KDE gives you is an advantage and at the same time its Achilles heel, the environment is updated, but there are not so many hands attentive to the software around it, the same It happens to Gnome, and of course that implies that although the desktop environment is secure, the apps that come with it are not so secure. Perhaps there, both environments should consider being more modular, and that some programs are not dependent on the environment and distros the same, and not include everything in a meta-package, or at least allow to choose as Debian does.

  3.   Rolo said

    Could it be that email is the one that is becoming obsolete?
    I use evolution and it really is very complete, although lately the spell checker has been giving me problems. And when you manage a lot of email accounts it gets a little slow to start up and shut down.
    Now yes, the integration between Gnome + gmail + evolution is great LOL

  4.   JC said

    The arguments are weighty. Kmail "has been around KDE almost from its inception and that means it's an old tool." Against this "KDE Kube instead is a recent tool."

    That is, you have to get rid of the "old" and "outdated" and embrace the "new" and "modern." Usability, technology, architecture, etc ... that's nonsense!

    I use Kmail on my GNU / Linux desktop and Thunderbird on my Windows desktop. It convinces me more, without hesitation, Kmail. I have tried other more "modern" tools that have not given me the versatility and power of the "old" ones; But maybe I'm out of date too