Evolution vs Thunderbird

Sam Przyswa samp at arial-concept.com
Thu Nov 15 18:46:50 UTC 2007

Le jeudi 15 novembre 2007 à 18:58 +0100, Ulf Rompe a écrit :
> 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.

I think this is the problem, with some images and text setting as
<DIV>...</DIV>, align=xxx, and table background color. Because of that I
can't advice my customers to use Evolution instead Thunderbird even if
it's slower than Evolution but the HTML display is the same as most of
browsers, not only MSIE.

> 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.

I developed on Hylafax HTML mail to receive faxes but even this basic
HTLM mail is not correctly displayed...

> 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.

I tryed to send some examples of wrong display to the Evolution list but
the attached images are deleted from the mail by the list manager :-(

I don't understand if this problem is known why is not fixed...

Thanks for your reply.


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