And no I won't use any web mail ever, or any type of mail where they aren't just raw text files on my own computer. I tried going up to Eudora 7 a while ago and there were some things I didn't like but I forget what they were, and I don't recall if they fixed the dumb personality behavior either.
How fucking hard is it to write a decent mail client? It's one of those things I should just do myself. Right after I write a fucking music library browser and a fucking image editor. (yes, I'm looking at you, iTunes and Photoshop).