Application of the week: Evolution

Around 1 month ago I said I had made the switch from KMail to Thunderbird for managing e-mail. Well, now I must confess I am making another switch, this time to Evolution, the native [[e-mail client]] for [[GNOME]].

The main (sole) reason is that [[Icedove]] (Thunderbird) was unreasonably slow lately. Maybe it’s a matter of versions (I’m running the latest in Debian Lenny), but it was driving me crazy. And so is [[Iceweasel]] (Firefox), but that’s another story. Evolution seems to be as fast as KMail to start up/minimize/maximize/quit, and as fast as Icedove to manage the [[IMAP]] folders (something KMail was seriously lacking).


  1. Iñigo said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 13:36 pm

    Iñaki, regarding Kmail being sluggish when working with IMAP, I recall reading about it. It was something to do with a single configuration trick, but I don’t remember in detail. I’m sure you’ll have no problems finding it, as it seemed to be a known fact. At least I remember reading about it in a few places (well, of course perhaps you already tried it and didn’t work for you ;-).

  2. isilanes said,

    May 28, 2008 @ 15:44 pm

    Thanks for the info. I will try to find the solution, because KMail really rocks. Thundebird and Evolution are great, but I really prefer KMail.

  3. isilanes said,

    May 28, 2008 @ 17:18 pm

    Update: read this bug report

    I’m not sure it’s the exact same problem I have, but in any case it seems that waiting for KDE4 and KMail2 is a good idea. When they come, I’ll try them.

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