[CentOS] cross-platform email client

Mon Apr 18 17:58:08 UTC 2011
Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org>

On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:22:05 +1000
Bob Hepple <bhepple at promptu.com> wrote:

> A hearty vote for sylpheed from me - http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ ...

I'm using it now on Linux, briefly tested it on Windows.

Thumbs-down: scanning all the folders initially takes longer than Thunderbird. Every once in a while it re-scans them, during which time the folder list is not accessible.

Thumbs-up: But it does that in a more predictable way than Thunderbird, and there are no mysterious lock-ups of the UI (when it re-scans, it clearly says so, and only the folder list panel is greyed out, not the Composer or whatnot).

Maybe that's what Thunderbird does - re-scans the IMAP folders, but in a more sneaky way, and it's dumb enough to put a Big Lock on the whole interface. Hmm. I opened a bug report with them:


Florin Andrei