Kmail vs. Thunderbird

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 09:15:13 UTC 2012


On 13/11/2012 11:03, errol at tzora.co.il wrote:
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
> Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:10
> Subject: Re: Kmail vs. Thunderbird
> To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>
>  > On 13/11/2012 07:24, Errol Sapir wrote:
>  > >
>  > >
>  > >On 11/11/2012 09:58 PM, Mark Greenwood wrote:
>  > >>On Sunday 11 Nov 2012 19:52:28 Valter Mura wrote:
>  > >>>Hi All
>  > >>>
>  > >>>so, again, the old, (in)famous issue.
>  > >>>
>  > >>>System:
>  > >>>- Kubuntu 64bit 12.10 updated
>  > >>>- KDE 4.9.2
>  > >>>
>  > >>>I made a *fresh* installation of Kubuntu in a "virgin" hard
>  > disk, setup the
>  > >>>entire Kmail with all my accounts (everything is kept to
>  > server, so I don't
>  > >>>have problems to lose something).
>  > >>>
>  > >>>Nepomuk has made its work, indexing my folders and now is quiet.
>  > >>>
>  > >>>The accounts are syncronized, Kmail is quiet. the "google-
>  > akonadi-contacs"
>  > >>>plugin is working, so I can see my contacts in the
>  > addressbook. But.
>  > >>>
>  > >>>But, I cannot get working the address autocompletion when
>  > composing a message!
>  > >>>
>  > >>>So, even if now my system is quite new and works well (as
>  > fast as I expected),
>  > >>>I'm seriously thinking of migrating to TB and have full-
>  > working system...
>  > >>>
>  > >>>Please, give me suggestions for not take this irreversible
>  > decision.>>>
>  > >>>TIA
>  > >>>
>  > >>>Ciao
>  > >>Nepomuk must be enabled for address autocompletion to work.
>  > However if it isn't you do get a warning message when you
>  > compose mail in KMail.
>  > >>
>  > >>Try opening KAddressbook and ensure there is a tick in the box
>  > next to your google contacts list. It works for me but I'm on 4.9.3.
>  > >>
>  > >>Like you, I considered moving to Thunderbird as I have plenty
>  > of other issues with KMail but I tried it and it just didn't
>  > feel right :)
>  > >>
>  > >>Mark
>  > >>
>  > >
>  > >Hi Mark & Valter
>  > >I'd like to jump in this discussion at the other end of the
>  > problem. I
>  > >have  been using TB for years and am happy with it. Lately
>  > I have looked
>  > >into KMail and am thinking of moving over. One thing preventing
>  > me doing
>  > >it is the fact that for work purposes I have Windows as a dual
>  > boot on
>  > >my computer. I use Thunderbird in both and have the mail on a common
>  > >partition so I can use my TB in whatever I am logged into.
>  > >Persuade me please:-\
>  > >Errol
>  > As Kmail can use mbox folders I see no reason why you could not
>  > at least try and see how it works.
>  >
>  > I am happy with KMail (and also use Thunderbird for accounts
>  > that I consider unrelated to business, that way eg mailing lists
>  > do not disturb my workflow, I only start TB when I feel like
>  > interacting with lists etc) despite some lingering problems and
>  > a very rudimentary dealing with HTML mails. But for me the
>  > integration with KDE means a lot. Note however I use only pop3
>  > accounts... no IMAP and as I read the lists and forums that
>  > seems to be a problematic area.
>  >
>  > Sinclair
>  >
> I also only use pop3 accounts. Is there a way of using (or at least
> reading) mbox folders from a windows program?
> ‭‮
>
>
thunderbird for windows, of course..




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