I HATE Evolution ! Thunderbird ?
craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Jun 10 01:42:16 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 11:56 -0700, Dan Thurman wrote:
> 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.
FWIW - I use Evolution and have used it for years and I get A LOT of
The only issue I have ever had with Evolution and slow/crashing was when
I turned on 'junk mail filtering' as that tends to really drag it
down...perhaps they've improved that aspect because I haven't used it
If I was dealing with Exchange server, I surely would be using Evolution
and the Exchange connector.
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