Evolution vs. Thunderbird

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 2 12:28:08 UTC 2009

On Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:18:19 -0400
Tim Tebbit <ttebbit at gmail.com> wrote:

> Steve Lamb wrote:
> > David McNally wrote:
> >> So, which one do you folks think is better, and why?
> > 
> >     TBird because every time I tried to set up Evolution to work
> > with my IMAP server it would fail, hard.  Also Evolution has the
> > holier-than-thou attitude seeping through it.  Just try to set the
> > word wrap on your emails to anything other than 72, I dare ya!
> > Also it is modeled after the Lookout! model of "email".  As in an
> > email client is somehow supposed to be a PIM, Calendar and Todo
> > list as well.  Trying to do too much = failing to do any well.
> > TBird is email, just email, nothing but email.
> > 
> > 
> 'iceowl-extension' is useful for icedove.. I don't know what Ubuntu is
> calling it these days.  lightning maybe?

Lightning is the plugin, Sunbird is the standalone calendar app, as far
as Mozilla are concerned.

In response to the OP,  I used Thunderbird for a while to manage my
mailing lists account, since it was quite big and Sylpheed kept falling
over with it. Claws seems to manage it much better than Sylpheed did,
and I prefer it to Thunderbird.
I'd suggest trying both. You're not likely to break anything by
configuring either, and you'll not know if you like one until you try
They're not the only two mail clients, though, it's worth trying plenty
out, though having given a couple a go you'll have a better idea of
what you do and don't like in a mail app.

Avi Greenbury
http://aviswebsite.co.uk ;)

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