[CentOS] cross-platform email client

Mon Apr 18 18:46:38 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/18/2011 12:58 PM, Florin Andrei wrote:
> 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:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=650400

Have you tried upgrading to a current release?  Usually you don't get 
far reporting bugs in the many-years-old versions bundled in enterprise 
OS distributions to the upstream source that moved on long ago.  I 
sort-of remember similar pauses in the 2.x windows version - and having 
that fixed may be the reason I switched to always using 
Windows/Mac/phone for email, even though I can't see a problem with the 
Linux version right now.  I thought the pauses had to do with indexing 
for searches and switching to the threaded view which did always seem fast.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com