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Re: Mail Reader

> have created a pgp key with Thunderbird 78, you will need to export it
> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/openpgp-thunderbird-howto-and-faq
Thanks but I don't create my keys in Thunderbird. I have some script
that reminds me when it's time to regenerate keys that have expired and
will ask me for a new password for the new ones.

> By default Thunderbird manages an mbox file for each folder you
> creates, which contains all the messages of the folder. So potentially
> these mbox files can be big and their processing can be slow. 
> There are others forms of messages storage which create a file per
> message: Maildir, MH, etc..
Okay, but I have doubt about any type of benefits relating to having
either more file or a different storage format.
This won't help much when we talk about problem searching thru my mail
and resources hungry (for Thunderbird) actions.

> Thunderbird can be set up to use a quasi-Maildir storage:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Maildir
> it does not seem yet to be 100% production ready (but it this
> documentation really up-to-date?), but it might be of interest to you
I'd rather use something that is old than doing some bug testing on
software that I depend on for work.
Sorry, if it ain't production ready and being used for some time, that's
a "no go".

I truly understand the need for people to use software for developers to
find bugs and bring them production ready. But I've chosen Linux really
early on so I didn't get bugs that Windows user would feel so often.

Some people have a huge pleasure of using latest feature available and
all the bells and whistles.

For myself, I prefer to have something older and stable.
This is also why I prefer Debian over all the other distribution.
Yes sometime it takes time for software to be updated but there's so
many test done and enforcement of conflict resolution, compatibility on
platform and everything else that it makes the best distribution for me.

> Another solution would be to switch to an email client that does not
> store your emails in mbox format:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_email_clients#Database,_folders_and_customization
Again, this doesn't help me much.
What would it bring me "not to use the mbox format" ?
> In Debian there are GUI MUAs that store emails in MH format (Claws,
> Sylpheed), Evolution by default stores in Maildir format and I think
> KMail can be set up to use Maildir also.
Yes, this is exactly what I said in my original message. That I was
looking for one of the mail reader like Claws and other. But still, this
is the list but I don't know more which one is mature and has PGP
options, mail sorting...
I'll add some specification to my original message.

Polyna-Maude R.-Summerside
-Be smart, Be wise, Support opensource development

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