On September 20, 2013 01:46:12 PM Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM, <fedora(a)howlingfrog.com>
> Oh, I look regularly for an alternative MUA. Ever since the switch to
> akonadi, I go searching every few months to find a new MUA that'll be able
> to consume the mail I've got here.
> Can anyone recommend a good MUA that'll accept ~6GB of mail, organized
> across ~3000 nested maildirs?
I would have thought that pretty much any of the major ones can handle that
in local files. I use Evolution (mostly on IMAP, but lots of people use it
with POP), also TBird, Claws, Mutt, ... Have you had negative experiences
with any of these?
Tried Evolution, but it felt like such a step backwards in terms of features
that I sucked it up and lived w/o search working. Was about a year ago when I
last tried, and Evolution was horrible comparatively. KMail might have had
broken search, but Evolution was missing a whole pile of simple/common
features I used day-to-day. After a week, a went back to KMail and sucked it
TBird, last I tried, couldn't handle maildir and was mbox only. I'd
considered converting all my maildirs to mbox, but then I read a number of
threads that outlined how TBird was unstable when using large mbox files.
Thus, didn't even go there; I know I'd have a few mbox files that'd be pushing
4-500MB a piece.
I think the biggest issue I've seen is the lack of maildir support across
MUAs. KMail was one of the first to go there as an MUA, and last I poked
around it looked like nobody ever decided to catch-up with that.