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Re: I HATE Evolution ! Thunderbird ?

On Monday 09 June 2008 11:08:46 am linuxguy wrote:
> I've been using Evolution as my email client since RH8.  I hate it
> because it seems to get confused if one opens up an email or changes
> [snip!]
> Is anyone using Thunderbird like this ?  How does it compare ?  How hard
> is it to move over to it ?
> Thanks

1) I have had the same sort of problems (and more) with Evolution
    and I got tired of it.  The hard part is getting it all configured
    correctly. But even then, it is a resource hog as you mentioned,
    but what pissed me off mostly was bugs, crashes, and manually
    killing the processes when things go wrong with evo.

2) I have tried Kmail and again, it has it's own set of problems,
    one involving threads, and it is SLOW depending on your MB.
    I am using an Intel dual-proc Core-Duo w/2GB ram and it is slow
    only because it needs to sync and process each email messages
    if you enable thread support.  It seems faster without threading
    enabled. By threading, I mean email threading.  I LOVE the versatility
    of configuring the Fonts for each gui panes.  Very nice.  This is my
    current email client. As with Thunderbird, when you click on a folder,
    it is at this point where synchronization to the server gets updated and
    you have to wait until it is finished - the CPU hits hard, slowing things
    down, so you are somewhat forced to wait before beginning the next
    step.  I wish that this process is done automatically, is niced, and
    happens transparently, but it is what it is.

3) I have successfully configured and tried Thunderbird and I do like it
    but it is not as versatile/configurable as Kmail, imo.  I ran into trouble
    initially with configuring since it was 'different' than what I was used
    to and had to get used to the idea of 'expunge' and emtpying the 'trash',
    a two-step process.  With Kmail, I just have to empty the trash but then
    I set the configuration to empty the trash on exit.  Pretty minor.

In all three cases above, my biggest problem was connecting to M$ exchange
as my main email server - I had to configure exchange to ALLOW connections
but once I got through this correctly, it all worked well.


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