[Novalug] Email Clients
scepticanagramwonk at verizon.net
Tue Apr 21 19:35:51 EDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 19:12 -0400, Nino Pereira wrote:
> my reason for using Evolution is similar to yours: it came with
> Debian. How I knew that 'Evolution is for email' I can't remember,
> I suspect this mailing list.
> Over the many years I've been using Evolution I've gotten
> accustomed to it. It works, I can attach all kinds of files
> (unlike 'mail', which lets you attach ASCII files but not .pdfs
> or jpgs (or, maybe, I don't know how to do that)). My original post
> mentioned its spell checking of emails, which I have found to
> be handy since it's easy to mistype things. Of course the spell
> check can't flag things like it's versus its, or principle versus
> principal or vile versus vial or vice versus vice, so you can
> still see how well someone spells. But, it's still handy.
> That's my reason. What's yours?
For me, the main reason is that I have not tried anything else. It does
what I need, and a lot more. I really only use this email account for
mailing lists, as I use gmail for my personal email, contacts and
calendar. Gmail and Gcal, with Better Gmail, Google Redesigned, and
Ubiquity plugins is hard to beat. Also, as I posted a few days ago,
google now offers a push server using the Microsoft ActiveSync protocol
that allows me to sync with my Windows Mobile phone. So I look at
Evolution--as I do most of the tools on my desktop--as a learning toy.
Someone had mentioned the other day of people writing smtp, which I
think I will attempt to learn, just to say I can do it; Moreover, I am
interested in everyone's opinions now, before I become overly
comfortable with Evolution (which is part of the reason for my disdain
towards emacs and my preferential treatment of vi/vim. Haha!)
> Sean McGowan wrote:
> > The other day, there was a post assuming a user was using Evolution.
> > This caught my attention, as I am currently using this as a mail client
> > (the only reason being that it was delivered with Ubuntu 8.10). I have
> > no loyalties to this particulair mail client, and was hoping that I
> > could stir up a conversation about the different clients available, and
> > why different users choose them. Any comments?
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