default mail client

Warren Togami wtogami at
Thu Feb 21 02:01:52 UTC 2008

Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 11:48 +1000, Jens Petersen wrote:
>> I am writing this mail as a long time Fedora user, not so much as a 
>> Fedora developer, so feel free to flame away, etc: though I am not 
>> really trying to start painful flame-war here...
>> For a long time (actually as long as I can remember;) I wondered why 
>> Evolution was our default Mail application (MUA).  I was a long time 
>> user of Emacs MUAs, so I feel my background is fairly neutral - but I 
>> have never been able to use Evolution for long.  These days I use 
>> Thunderbird since alas I gradually found Emacs too slow for imap.  I am 
>> not married to Thunderbird but it mostly does what I want it and it is 
>> pretty stable at least
> Anecdotal evidence... here is some anecdotal counter-evicence: I've used
> Emacs MUAs in the past too, but have been using Evolution without any
> big issues for many years now. And in my experience, people who tend to
> have a problem with their mail client switch from evo to thunderbird and
> back in quick succession, because the alternative is even worse...

I find Evolution to be completely unusable for IMAP folders.  I have 
dozens of IMAP folders with tens of thousands of messages on two 
servers.  Thunderbird seems to handle this a LOT faster than evolution 
and crashes less often.


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