Kube a lightweight & modern qt based email client
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Source-code can be found here.

Seems pretty cool, although the UI design is a bit too Microsoftish for my taste. Seems to support pgp encryption and CalDAV/CardDav sync.

Last release is a bit older, but the main developer’s blog has some interesting details on new features in the development version.

@jelbana
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Honestly, aerc is all you need. I’ve been using it for a while and it’s been great.

@sia
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The name “Kube” is a naming collision with the much more popular “Kubernetes” project.

@je_vv
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BTW, I just tried it out, and I couldn’t connect to my email server, nor for cladav/cardav. Weird enough it doesn’t allow almost any settings, for example, I couldn’t configure the ports for the services. And preferences doesn’t allows changing anything.

It might be it’s too early to give it a try, or that’s the plan, inhibiting the user to control anything…

@sia
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@SirLotsaLocks
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It’s not often that I see a qt based program with this much whitespace. I don’t think its bad though.

@je_vv
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Well QML != Qt and QtQuick is sort of the framework for QML… So this is not precisely a Qt project. This is closer to Liri DE than to KDE/Plasma.

At any rate I was following the project, since I don’t like where Thunderbird ended up, and I don’t like Kontact (KMail + KOrganizer + KContacts + Akonadi + …) either. But las time I looked into it, GPG wasn’t advertised, and who knows about autocrypt (missing in both, Kontact and Thunderbird). But as it’s right now, it seems I can give it a try, and see how it goes…

I tend to think that though QML gives a modern look, perhaps it has less performance than Qt, but at any rate, as mentioned, I ran out of integrated options (I need to see if web ical calendars works as well as caldav ones, and that cardav also work. On Korganizer, KDE never got web ical calendar to sync, which is really a shame given how long Korganizer has been out there). Perhaps the tool offers a more compact view, and what is shown on the screenshots are the default ones…

@SirLotsaLocks
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ah I see. It looks nice.

@sia
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@je_vv
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It used to do it with the Enigmail AddOn, TB 78 and later doesn’t, and maybe it will never do it, does TB support autocrypt?:

Thunderbird does not support the Autocrypt philosophy that encryption should be fully automatic.

You have to manually keep [un]specifying you wan to encrypt/decrypt, depending on how you set things, but it’s all manual. And it seems TB doesn’t like autocrypt at all, and if they don’t, they won’t include it… That along with not using GPG, makes me sad I’m still using TB, lacking really working alternative applications…

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