Many of the underlying standards that define modern e-mail technology were originally developed in the 1980s. Almost 30 years after the birth of SMTP, e-mail is still the dominant Internet communication medium despite its significant limitations and increasingly anachronistic design.
Recently I introduced the Linux.com community to a very powerful email client, Claws Mail. This client is a tool that should make both new users and power users at home. But if the basic functionality isn't enough, you can extend the Claws Mail feature set with the help of plug-ins and filters.
Mozilla today denied that it will "ribbonize" upcoming Windows versions of Firefox, saying its plans to eliminate the traditional menu bar will yield something much simpler than Microsoft's often-derided user interface.