[CentOS] cross-platform email client

Mon Apr 18 23:08:18 UTC 2011
Bob Hepple <bhepple at promptu.com>

On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:46:38 -0500
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

I'm on the most recent version (3.1.0) on my fedora w/s and it has the
same lock-up 'feature'. It doesn't really bother me much, but my IMAP
server is on the local net therefore pretty quick. Actually, even
working from home with the IMAP server being at the end of a sometimes
busy interweb thingy, it doesn't _really_ bother me - although it can be


Bob Hepple <bhepple at promptu.com>
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