Evolution or Thunderbird

Wade Smart wade at wadesmart.com
Tue Sep 11 20:20:00 UTC 2007

09112007 1511 GMT-6 DST

I used Evolution for a while. I like it except after a while it seems to
take forever to switch between the mail and calender feature. It seems
to become memory hungry. I used Thunderbird for a very long time on
Windows and am using it again. I found its much better at junk mail
handling than Evolution. Unfortunately it doesn't do lists so its a
problem when I need to send a email to my soccer club and I have to add
all 80 people in by hand. I always had problems with filtering on
Evolution. For example, on the main Ubuntu list I want to see my posts
in Blue and Evolution would never do that no matter how hard I worked at
it. Thunderbird does it easily.


Damien Hull wrote:
> Looks like "filtering" is working. I still would like to know what email
> client people use. Evolution or Thunderbird?
> On Tue, 2007-09-11 at 11:58 -0800, Damien Hull wrote:
>> I heard that Thunderbird is no longer supported by Mozilla. Is this
>> true? Can I still use it? Or should I switch to Evolution?
>> My laptop is running Feisty Fawn and Thunderbird. My desktop is running
>> Gutsy Gibbon and Evolution. 
>> Evolution gets my mail which is good. However, filtering doesn't work.
>> Or maybe it's a user error on my part. Here's what happens. 
>>       * Created several filters based on "mailing list" 
>>       * select all the messages in the inbox
>>       * Ctrl+y to filter the messages into folder
>>       * New messages with filters are left in the inbox
>> Why are new messages left in the inbox? Shouldn't they get filter into
>> the appropriate folder? I hope there is a fix for this.
>> Having trouble writing this email. Had trouble finding spell check,
>> bullet list format etc... These buttons need to be placed in easy to
>> click locations.
>> I think Thunderbird is better. 

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