* Florin Andrei (2006-12-27 17:45 -0800) said:
Dimi Paun wrote:
> Anyway, the Composer in Evo is in many ways better than in other mailers,
> 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
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.
Evolution is useless for most users now. Not much has changed in the
past few years. I used to keep it around but since I upgrade to Fedora
6, I have removed it completely.
Leo <sdl.web AT gmail.com> (GPG Key: 9283AA3F)