Casey Bralla on 7 Jul 2012 04:57:17 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] So, That's it for Thunderbird

On Saturday, July 07, 2012 7:27:47 AM Eric at wrote:
> This is somewhat depressing:
> "We have come to the conclusion that continued innovation on
> Thunderbird is not the best use of our resources given our
> ambitious organizational goals."
> [sarcasm] Oh, GREAT [end sarcasm]
> I would revert to mutt but too much of my current email has some html
> elements that don't do so well [understatement] when rendered on a
> terminal.
> KMail?  Evolution?  Outlook in a VM?  [spits, washes mouth out with strong
> soap.]
> What's a Linux geek to do?
> Eric

For a while, my KMail on Gentoo was crashing all the time (probably due to a 
library dependancy problem), so I explored other eMail clients.  The bottom 
line to me was that KMail was far and away the best of the lot.  Next best was 
claws, which I used until I finally ditched Gentoo in resigned disgust (it had 
been soooo wonderful for years).

I also tried Thunderbird, and found it adequate, but nothing spectacular.  
Making it more "community maintained" might actually help.

BTW, I'm back with Debian Testing and KMail.  Ahhhhhh...... sweet relief.


Casey Bralla

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