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The Grumpy Editor's guide to graphical mail clients

The Grumpy Editor's guide to graphical mail clients

Posted Jun 30, 2004 0:15 UTC (Wed) by NCunningham (guest, #6457)
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to graphical mail clients

I recently went on a similar search. I started with Evolution, but wasn't happy with it's interaction with my new Zire, or with having to delete LKML messages once I got more than 10,000 in a folder.

I tried Opera for a while, then Kmail, then Thunderbird. In the end, I returned to Evolution. I thought, too, that Thunderbird looks really promising, but the line wrapping and the PIM support got me in the end.

Transfering email between programs was generally not too hard, but transferring an address book was certainly non trivial. Perhaps a local LDAP server would help there, but it doesn't seem to be trivial to set up either.

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Message count in evolution

Posted Jul 1, 2004 15:39 UTC (Thu) by hazelsct (guest, #3659) [Link]

When does Evolution force you to delete messages over 10K in a folder? I have tens of thousands in several of my folders with no problem at all (except slow loading over NFS on 10 Mb/s ethernet :-).

Local LDAP

Posted Jul 9, 2004 10:03 UTC (Fri) by ringerc (subscriber, #3071) [Link]

A local LDAP server isn't too hard to set up, really. The problem is that
most clients utterly lack support for writing to it. Evolution can do it,
but it wants to use a custom LDAP schema that reduces the utility of that
ability somewhat. Mozilla AFAIK still can't write to LDAP (but can export
LDIF, so you can do things that way).

I use an LDAP address book with Evolution and I find it works fairly well.
I'm using OpenLDAP for the server, with the Evo schema installed.

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