evolution weirdness

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Mon Jun 18 23:27:36 UTC 2007

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:49:40 -0500
lostson <lostson at lostsonsvault.org> wrote:

>  Hello all 
>  I using a fully updated F7 and am noticing when using evolution when I
> start the app it comes up and says "loading.." in the folder tree and
> takes about 60 seconds to load my folders or mailboxes if you will. Also
> it is dead dog slow. Has anyone else noticed this and is their a
> solution, thanks.

Part of the answer is to take evolution, throw it away. There are
multiple good mail clients for Linux and evolution. Yes evolution looks
like microsoft outlook, but unfortunately its also similar in some other
inconvenient ways - claws-mail is very fast, thunderbird fits nicely with
firefox, kmail these days is also quite snappy, and on the command line
mutt is more powerful and faster still.

The second part of the answer depends upon where you keep your email. If
evolution is having to load many large folder indexes from an IMAP server
then it will be slow to start as will any other mailer


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