Kevin Philp wrote:
> I have been looking at mail clients for use with our imap system. I use
> Ubuntu as my system so it made sense to use Evolution. However compared
> to other clients I have used (kmail, thunderbird) I find its performance
> very flakey. specifically it regularly throws up "opening folder..." on
> the status bar and then promptly freezes. I have an up to date Ubuntu
> Dapper system. Thunderbird on the same computer, doing the same job is
> quicker and stable.
>> What are peoples opinions of Evolution ?
personally, I think it sucks (in my opinion).
I've always thought Evolution was a bit too ambitious - instead of
concentrating on one function and getting it perfect, Evolution tries to be
everything for everyone, and has stretched itself too thin.
KMail, while still not perfect, is good in that it doesn't explicitly try to
rewrite code that's already written. As part of the Kontact suite, it Just Works.
Thunderbird is my own mail client of choice - I like its junk handling, and
the IMAP work is pretty good (although it doesn't warn me if I try to create
folder with a dot in it, which can cause problems).
You might also consider web-based solutions. RoundCube is pretty good, for a
newcomer; it's already much better (in my opinion) than SQWebmail and
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