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Email Clients, take 89437509183

2011-11-21 20:26:59.02395+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Claws-Mail is ticking me off. Undo in the message editor has been b0rk3n for years, and there are enough other quirks and strange lockups that I'm looking for alternatives.

Charlene has gotten to the "hate" level for Evolution.

I thought "Xubuntu defaults to Thunderbird, let's look at that!". Thunderbird lacks piping to external apps in its filtering, which means that I can't do basic things like "add everything this client sends me to a folder and commit it to a git repo".

And Thunderbird also lacks a lot of basic polish. Their RSS client is abominable (though I could probably get along with it now that I've figured out its quirks), but there's a lot of stuff that seems like programmers implemented that way because of underlying architecture brokenness rather than user need: Why is the common operation 5 clicks and the uncommon operation 2?

I'd hate to go back to Fetchmail, Perl scripts and Pine, but is that really the best email situation for GUI linux these days?

[ related topics: Free Software User Interface Content Management Perl Open Source Architecture hubris ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-11-21 20:37:03.381998+00 by: Larry Burton

I've been happy enough with Kontact but I use that for a couple of email accounts going to addresses at my domains. Still, no huge complaints. I use Yahoo! through my browser for most of my email needs.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-11-25 18:13:38.542794+00 by: Dan Lyke

Argh! Okay, I think I could live with KMail if:

Crap. I thought it was a "Okay, this is going to be a few tweaks, but as I started enumerating all the stuff that's going wrong I'm back to Claws. Maybe I'll just start tackling bugs on it.