Dimi Paun wrote:
Anyway, the Composer in Evo is in many ways better than in other
especially when dealing with code. For example, you can select a bit of
the message so it is the only part that's quoted, you can easily mark
part of the message as Preformatted to prevent it from wrapping lines, etc.
These are very handy for people dealing with code reviews and so forth.
Hm, actually, the composer, to me, seemed like one of the worst Evo
components. I don't use HTML formatting too often, but on those rare
occasions when I do, Evo had pretty nasty formatting issues.
Anyway, I've been using Evo since... I don't know, maybe version 0.1 :-)
and recently, when upgrading to FC6, I just couldn't take it anymore and
switched to Thunderbird.
Now I can use the same mail client on any OS, but that's not the point.
The point is, Thunderbird is orders of magnitude faster than Evo. I am
not exaggerating. I have a couple IMAP accounts on two Cyrus IMAPd
servers that I use concurrently, each one with perhaps around 100
folders or so, with server-side filtering (Sieve rocks!), probably up to
100k messages in each account, I would say several GB total. Depending
on where I am located physically, at most one account or the other is
"local", the other (or both) is via OpenVPN over broadband. (*)
In these conditions, Evo takes ages to "boot up". I could literally fire
it up then go and make a cup of tea before it finishes reading all those
folders. And it's not the VPN that's slowing it down, even the local
account is very slow to open.
Thunderbird, OTOH, takes a couple seconds.
The decision to switch was a no-brainer.
The Evo team need to get their act together really quick. Their software
currently is a mess.
(*) - Cyrus IMAPd with Sieve server-side filtering, plus OpenVPN and
Thunderbird is an absolutely amazing combination. No matter where I am,
no matter what OS I am using, my email looks and behaves exactly the
same. Throw a Squirrelmail or a Roundcube in, for good measure, and I
can read my email even when all I have is a browser.
Add a Google Browser Sync extension and my Firefox browser, too, can
look and behave exactly the same everywhere and on any OS.
Offtopic, but I just had to say it. :-)