[TriLUG] Re: [Ximian Evolve] the great mail client caper
22 Sep 2001 15:08:44 -0400
On Sat, 2001-09-22 at 11:43, Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
> Hi all,
> In my search for a mail client I decided to give evolution another try.
> Well, I still think it needs to evolve some more. (to be fair its
> still in beta)
> 1. No spell check (booooo!) who needs a mail client with no spell check
> (in fact this is the most important feature I'm seeking)
As noted by Iain, we do have spell checking.
> 2. Cut and paste in doesn't work. You can use the mouse cut and paste
> but not key or menu based. There are times when the middle button is
> not convienent. Next I really like the feature from mozilla (netscape)
> mail that lets me "paste as quotation". This isn't even an item.
Where is c/p not working with the keyboard that you want it to?
> 3. Looks too much like outlook.
Outlook is the paradigm for groupware clients, like it or not. This
reduces the learning curve for many people. Remember looking like does
not necessarily acting like.
> 6. It crashes just about as often as outlook (again its in beta --
> outlook or evolution you ask? Well Microsoft release < 10.0 || 3000 =
> beta, linux release <1.0 = beta or alpha -- so the answer is yes.)
It crashes not overly often for me. If you have specific problems, you
can report them to http://bugzilla.ximian.com.
> 7. It has all that contact management stuff but I don't care about any
> of that. All those things are useless to me.. Why you ask? Because I
> can't pick it up and put it in my wallet. Why....I can do that with my
> Palm Pilot....soooo guess where I keep all that? So you say I could
> import the data and synch with my palm pilot.. Thats nice but I can
> always just take my wallet out of my pocket and press the button and
> boom I have the info I need... But what about integrating the data.. .
> Well, thats far more effort for me than just typing in the occasional
> email address or phone number and why would I need to import
> appointments/etc when the pilot will beep and tell me where to go anyhow
> so who cares? Not I.
Lots of people do care about. And we do sync to the palm pilot although
I'm trying to work out some addressbook syncing bugs right now.
> 8. NO annoying macro feature that allows email viruses... This is a
> plus. I hope they resist the temptation.
What temptation? This lack of this feature is entirely on purpose.
> 9. turning on "leave mail on client" results in it redownloading the
> mail over and over again (duplicates)...kinda annoying. As a
> suggestion the exact same mail from the exact same time from the exact
> same person is a dupe. Or however other mail clients handle it.
This is how this feature is intended to work and does afaik. What
version are you using?
JP Rosevear email@example.com
Ximian Inc. http://www.ximian.com