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Re: Tbird kb shortcuts (was Re: GTK+ E-mail App on par with Mutt?)

Ron Johnson wrote:
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On 02/03/08 09:38, Dotan Cohen wrote:
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.

Last month I tried KMail/KDE for a couple of weeks, because of how
the GNOME people have their heads stuck up MSFT's ass.

But couldn't stand it.  The keyboard shortcuts wouldn't do what I
want them to do (even after considerable customization).

So I went back to Icedove & GNOME.

- --
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals
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"the GNOME people have their heads stuck up MSFT's ass."  Say what?  What did I miss?  What do you mean Ron?  BTW try XFCE4.  I like it.

Damon L. Chesser

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