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Re: Evolution Pain



On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 16:38 -0400, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> wwp wrote:
> > Hello Robert,
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 20:14:57 -0400 Robert L Cochran <cochranb speakeasy net> wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> Evolution just doesn't seem ready for prime time, at least on x86_64 
> >> boxes like I have. It is by far the most unstable of my Fedora Core 5 
> >> applications -- it quits unexpectedly or stops responding at least once 
> >> an email session, and often several times. The address book is too 
> >> difficult to use -- for instance it won't autocomplete email addresses, 
> >> and often an address you thought you added to the address book is lost 
> >> in the bit bucket. I notice it takes way too long to download email -- 
> >> longer than Mozilla Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook or Outlook Express.
> >>
> >> I guess I'll try Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 for a couple of weeks and see if it 
> >> is any improvement. I tried it in the early, pre-1.0 versions and after 
> >> several weeks it arbitrarily munched all my folders, leaving about half 
> >> the contents of each one "invisible". I hope this version is an 
> >> improvement.
> >>     
> >
> > You could also give Sylpheed-Claws a try!
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> >   
> Many thanks for this and all the other suggestions. A really nice 
> feature of Thunderbird (and some other mail clients as well) us that it 
> applies message filters and tucks each message into its respective 
> folder as the message comes in from the server. That gives me a quick 
> visual indication of the message volume and what types or categories 
> they are. Evolution doesn't do this for you. First it reads all the 
> messages off the server in a long, slow process. Then it filters them 
> into folders. Then, it expunges emails from the server, taking more time 
> to do so. Only then can you begin to review your email. Evolution will 
> crash when you open a mail or click "New" to start a new email.
> 
> Bob Cochran
> 
I don't want to be an evolution fanatic but how well it works depends on
how you use it. I get maybe 40 -150 e-mails that I read twice a day. Yes
it takes some time for the Send/Receive processw to finish. And I agree
that when that process is running you can't read new mail until it
finishes. 
However, if that bothers you and you want to send out new mail as soon
as you bring up evolution, don't hit send/receive. Just start creating
your new mail. Once your mail message has been created and sent you will
find that all your poped e-mail will have been downloaded and ready to
read. Also when you are reading your mail new messages will appear with
out any specific intervention on your part. How often new mail is looked
for is configurable. 

So my tip for you is forget about the send/receive button until you
really need it. 
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