Evolution or Thunderbird

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Tue Sep 11 20:27:57 UTC 2007

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?

I use Thunderbird because I much prefer the spam filtering.  I found 
with Evolution that it was flaky to get filtering working, and would 
consume a great deal of cpu time frequently.  (some of these issues 
might well have been resolved, it's been a long time since I tried). 
Also, Evolution lacked some very basic functionality.. (I double dog 
dare you to try and save images that are imbeded in html mail.  They 
don't show up as an attachment, even when viewing mail as plain text, 
and the right click pop up menu within Evolution did not allow saving 
the image.  I was only able to work around it by converting the e-mail 
to a To-do item, which then contained the image as an attached file)

Sadly, I find Thunderbird has problems with massive mailboxes.  (over 
2GB)  again, something that might be fixed by now.

On my own system, I use dovecot for mail storage  (IMAP Server), I've 
configured both Thunderbird and Evolution to connect, and can even use 
them simultaneously if I desire (and have, for various reasons)

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