Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Mar 2 17:03:40 UTC 2008


SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux wrote:

> On Sat, 2008-03-01 at 12:17 -0800, Johnny McDonald wrote:

>> Evolution is installed when ubuntu is installed. But I agree with Karl
>> Larsen Thunderbird is better.
>> 
> 
> One very important aspect between these two has not been discussed or
> I may have missed:
> 
> Evolution is *ix/*ux only !
> Mozilla Thunderbird is used on many more other OS'es !!
> This is very important if one needs to use different OS'es !!!

Well, not really.  I store all my mail on a local IMAP server, and then I
can use any mail reader anywhere to read it.
> 

> Myself I haven't found out yet ...
> ... I am sure there is a way to share Mozilla Thunderbirds data between
> either these i.e Ubuntu or whatever Windows one uses !?

At one time I was using Thunderbird on a dual boot system and actually
symlinking mail folders on the Linux system directly to the ones on the
Windows partition.  Perhaps not the best way to do it, but clearly it's
easy to share the data.  In fact, I think you could share with any other
client, too, because the data's in Maildir formats.
> 
> Well, maybe with IMAP this isn't neccessary !?
 
Yes.
-- 
derek





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