When comparing Evolution vs Mutt, the Slant community recommends Mutt for most people. In the question“What are the best native e-mail clients for Linux?” Mutt is ranked 2nd while Evolution is ranked 3rd.
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Pro Great integration with Gnome environment
Pro Manages contacts, tasks, calendar and memos as well
Pro Good support for Google's services
Pro Supports exchange servers
Evolution is one of the few Linux desktop e-mail clients that's supports exchange servers.
Pro Clean interface with 2 layout variants
Going to View > Preview has the option of switching between "Classical View" and "Vertical View".
Pro Terminal based
Pro Small and efficient
Pro Threads emails
Pro Active development
Even though it was first released in 1995, Mutt still enjoys an active community following it and having new releases constantly.
Pro Highly Configurable Macros
Con Can't choose different settings for each mail account
Settings have to applied to all mail accounts.
It runs inside the terminal so it doesn't display HTML email, fonts, or graphical elements.