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

Joep L. Blom jlblom at neuroweave.nl
Fri Jul 9 21:45:04 UTC 2010

Jesse Palser wrote:
>   On 07/09/2010 08:53 AM, Joep L. Blom wrote:
>> Jesse Palser wrote:
>>>    On 07/09/2010 08:15 AM, Joep L. Blom wrote:
>>>> Tero Pesonen wrote:
>>>>> 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
>>>>> composition.
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Tero Pesonen
>>>> I switched a year ago from Evolution, for many of the reasons give by
>>>> others on this list, to Thunderbird 2.0 (from the Ubuntu repository)
>>>> with lightning.
>>>> If you want your mail editing be normal:
>>>> A. Don't use html *although I assume you use plain text)
>>>> Goto Edit->   preferences->   composition ->   General
>>>> There you can set the # of characters before wrapping.
>>>> Of course I don't know how thunderbird 3.0 works but in the Ubuntu
>>>> repositories (for 9.10) you still get thunderbird 2.0 which, in my
>>>> system works without a problem (already for over a year).
>>>> Joep
>>> Hi,
>>> You can easily add current Mozilla Thunderbird 3 to 10.04 Package Manager
>>> by typing the following in Terminal:
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa"
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Then you open Package Manager and click "Reload"
>>> and then search for "Thunderbird".
>>> It is great for email and with a plugin
>>> I can view my Google calendar from my Android phone.
>>> Give it a try!
>>> Jesse
>> Tero,
>> My Thunderbird ( doesn't work like that. I assume there is
>> still something not correct in your setup. Google for it.
>> Jesse,
>> Thanks for the suggestion but why changing a winning horse?
>> I don't know if I don't introduce a lot of problems when going over.
>> Moerover, does it install seamlessly over or do I have to
>> import my old mail (which is>2 years and loads of mail).
>> Joep
> Hi,
> If you like Thunderbird 2 and it works fine for you then stay with it.
> I did a format and a complete system install when 10.04 was released
> and all my emails are stored on the servers, so was not much of a hassle.
> Not sure about upgrading from 2.x to 3.x - never tried to do that.
> If your happy then would be safer to stay with what you are using now.
> Jesse

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