Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 17:05:30 +0200
Opera Mail, by far be most used mail client
- 76. That's the percentage of people in the Desktop team using Opera Mail. 12% uses Thunderbird and 10% uses Apple Mail.
I did a quick check on the mail clients used by members and ex-members of the Desktop team, who have posted at least one message to our internal team mailing list in the last two years and a few months. Excluded: Opera people from other departments who sometimes post to this list; summer students, and messages sometimes sent from the webmail interface of our work accounts. We also have a lone Emacs user. He's a recent convert from the Core team though, where you can also find cases of Kmail, Mutt and Alpine. I've also spotted a case of Sylpheed from a sysadmin. And then there's one developer who has never send a message using a desktop mail client at all :)
Other interesting facts: one Desktop developer finally upgraded (for mail use) from Opera 6.06 to 10.60 during the previous year. And in the time period where I looked at, one developer switched from Kmail to Opera Mail, and one from Opera Mail to Apple Mail. Not a very adventurous bunch here when it comes to mail clients :)