Evolution vs Thunderbird

Ulf Rompe Ulf.Rompe at icem.com
Thu Nov 15 17:58:44 UTC 2007

Am Donnerstag, den 15.11.2007, 15:20 +0100 schrieb Sam Przyswa:
> Since I have changed from Thunderbird to Evolution on Ubuntu Gnome
> desktop, I noticed that Evolution had a problem with some HTML mails
> display.

Evolution uses gtkhtml to display HTML messages, whereas Thunderbird
uses Gecko. Gtkhtml works nice and fast for simple, standard HTML
formatting, but it has it's limits when it comes to layers, JavaScript,
fancy CSS and broken HTML code.

Problem is: There are many marketing experts out there thinking that a
professional looking newsletter has to contain loads of bling, can only
be created with a high level design software that generates broken code,
and has to be tested with Outlook only.

Most times these mails are ugly when viewed in Evolution, but anyway
readable. If that makes you angry, you should use the resulting energy
to make a screenshot and send it to the publisher along with some words
of respect.

[x] ulf 

If you can stay calm, while all around you is chaos... then you probably
haven't completely understood the seriousness of the situation.

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