Some distribution disagreements
Posted Apr 15, 2006 14:23 UTC (Sat) by fergal
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Have you ever tried moving 1000 messages from one folder to another? Evolution moves them one at a time: copy 1, delete 1, copy 2, delete 2, copy 3, delete 3... (IMAP has no "move" command). It takes ages and there's no excuse for it, IMAP has the ability to operate on multiple messages at a time. Whenever I need to move large number of mails around close evolution, and use python!
Also, evolution has a habit of disappearing off to think for a while, scanning all of my folders just in case any of them got a new message (yes I unchecked "check for new mail in all folders"). It can take 2 or 3 minutes to open a single message when it decides to go off doing something else.
The only reason I stick with it is because it has virtual folders and the ability to run filters on a block of selected messages and that's essential for my mail handling (I get ~500 non-spam emails per day). Last time I checked none of the other mailers had both of these features and better IMAP support.
I'm installing FC5 in a few minutes so maybe it's time to check again.
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