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Re: GTK+ E-mail App on par with Mutt?

On 03/02/2008, Michael Pobega <pobega@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm finally taking the plunge from full CLI to using an X server, and in
>  place of Mutt I've been using Evolution; But Evolution is nowhere near
>  as good as Mutt, with threading/speed/customizability (And to boot I
>  can't even use GViM as my editor!).
>  Can anyone suggest a good GTK+ e-mail reader/writer? I have cron getting
>  my e-mail so the client doesn't even need to have POP/IMAP.

I recently switched from Kmail to Thunderbird, and I would recommend
either of them. Kmail seems to thread better, but Tbird is not bad
either. Tbird is very customizable with extensions. The only problem
with either is speed:

1) Kmail's built in spam filter (bogofilter) is _s_l_o_w_
2) Thunderbird has a 1/10 second delay when switching messages.

Also, Tbird's default keyboard shortcuts are a pain in the ass. You
cannot browse messages and scroll messages with the arrow keys only.
The only extension that solves it (Nostalgy) doesn't do it very much
better: you must hold CTRL while arrowing keying to scroll.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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