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Re: Move Evolution to Extras?

Dimi Paun wrote:

Anyway, the Composer in Evo is in many ways better than in other mailers,
especially when dealing with code. For example, you can select a bit of
the message so it is the only part that's quoted, you can easily mark
part of the message as Preformatted to prevent it from wrapping lines, etc.
These are very handy for people dealing with code reviews and so forth.

Hm, actually, the composer, to me, seemed like one of the worst Evo components. I don't use HTML formatting too often, but on those rare occasions when I do, Evo had pretty nasty formatting issues.

Anyway, I've been using Evo since... I don't know, maybe version 0.1 :-) and recently, when upgrading to FC6, I just couldn't take it anymore and switched to Thunderbird.
Now I can use the same mail client on any OS, but that's not the point.

The point is, Thunderbird is orders of magnitude faster than Evo. I am not exaggerating. I have a couple IMAP accounts on two Cyrus IMAPd servers that I use concurrently, each one with perhaps around 100 folders or so, with server-side filtering (Sieve rocks!), probably up to 100k messages in each account, I would say several GB total. Depending on where I am located physically, at most one account or the other is "local", the other (or both) is via OpenVPN over broadband. (*) In these conditions, Evo takes ages to "boot up". I could literally fire it up then go and make a cup of tea before it finishes reading all those folders. And it's not the VPN that's slowing it down, even the local account is very slow to open.
Thunderbird, OTOH, takes a couple seconds.

The decision to switch was a no-brainer.

The Evo team need to get their act together really quick. Their software currently is a mess.

(*) - Cyrus IMAPd with Sieve server-side filtering, plus OpenVPN and Thunderbird is an absolutely amazing combination. No matter where I am, no matter what OS I am using, my email looks and behaves exactly the same. Throw a Squirrelmail or a Roundcube in, for good measure, and I can read my email even when all I have is a browser. Add a Google Browser Sync extension and my Firefox browser, too, can look and behave exactly the same everywhere and on any OS.
Offtopic, but I just had to say it. :-)

Florin Andrei


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