Evolution mail unstable, please switch to Thunderbird for the next release...

Tero Pesonen ubuntu-users at tpesonen.net
Fri Jul 9 11:39:08 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 12:44 -0400, Jesse Palser wrote:
> On 07/08/2010 12:38 PM, Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
> >> SLNTHERO at aol.com :
> >> Evolution mail unstable,
> > Evolution is stable. Very stable.
> >
> Hi,
> I am a programmer, and I think Evolution mail is very unstable.
> It would crash more than one time every day.
> Mozilla Thunderbird 3 is the best email client for Ubuntu 10.04
> Please include Thunderbird 3 as default email client in next Ubuntu

Evolution Mail is stable but sluggish. Thunderbird, though snappier on
IMAP, is not an acceptable replacement.

Thunderbird has the issue that you cannot compose messages on it like on
a normal, well-behaving mail client. The line you're writing just keeps
going on and on and on and wraps only after it has rolled long past the
right hand corner of the screen. The result is that the composer window
will have a scroll bar which you need to scroll from left to right in
case you want to read what you wrote above -- the lines are that long.
There is no way to get rid of this and have the composer wrap at, say,
68 or 72 characters. This behaviour goes against all HCI and
accessibility guidelines ever produced and renders the product useless.
The "feature" is well-known though the motivation behind introducing it
back in the original Mozilla Mail is not.

Do not make Thunderbird default for anything till they fix message

Tero Pesonen

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