[TriLUG] Re: Why evolution?
Lance A. Brown
lance at bearcircle.net
Thu Oct 30 00:19:02 EST 2003
Hi, I'm actually using both Evolution and Mozilla Thunderbird right
now. I use Evo both at home and at work to access my respective
IMAP-based mail stores. I also use Thunderbird at work to access my
home IMAP because recent versions of Evolution have the 'feature' of
selecting the From address on a new message being composed based on the
mail folder Evo is currently in. I kept accidentally sending work email
with my home address on it. Bad bad thing to do so I separated how I
access my mail.
On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 17:17, Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> a) evolution kept taking usability things away (keystrokes to go to
> new message, next and previous, etc.. [yes, I know you can use >,
> but why did they change it]).
This is very annoying.
> b) GPG signing verification horribly broken when using IMAP.
I'm using IMAP, courier-imap to be exact, and have no problems with
verifying gpg signatures or signing messages I send out.
> c) Unwillingness to fix problems and even outright dismissal of bug
> reports by the evo developers.
Can't speak to this as I've not done any bug reporting.
> d) Complete instability of later versions of evo to run on my system
> (this one is probably specific to me).
I find evo is quite stable for me.
> Mozilla Thunderbird does almost everything I need for mail. With the
> Enigmail plugin, it will even do GPG signing. The one thing it won't
> do is let me setup multiple e-mail addresses for sending with no
> associated receiving component. But, that's an open bug and being
> worked on. In addition, it works on both my linux box and my iBook
> running OS X. It also works under windows, so I would suggest
> looking into that if you need a good mailer.
One thing Tbird does that Evo doesn't is allow selection of what folders
to check for new email. Tbird allows this on a folder-by-folder basis.
Evolution allows only no checking at all, check the INBOX only, or check
ALL folders. I've got LARGE folder structures at home and work and Evo
takes a noticeable amount of time to check for new msgs. It's annoying.
On the other hand, Thundebird, at least on Red Hat 9 boxes, has problems
getting *all* of the folder structure initially. Some of my folder
structure is 3 or 4 layers deep, Inbox.Inboxes.sw.squirelmail.plugins
for example, and I have to go through and close/open the subfolders in
order to make Tbird see everything every time I start it. It's annoying
and I need to file a bug on it.
If not for that bug, I would probably switch to Tbird full time
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