Evolution or Thunderbird

Peter N Spotts pspotts at alum.mit.edu
Tue Sep 11 20:39:39 UTC 2007

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. 

FWIW, I've a big fan of claws-mail, although I use Evolution because it
allows me to connect remotely to my office email system, which based on
MS Exchange. Otherwise, I'd head back for the claws... ;-)


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