On Thu, 24 May 2018 at 14:51, Peter Corlett via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
There are two parts to this. The first is that
Thunderbird is a bloated
monstrosity ejected when Mozilla collapsed under its own weight and went
supernova. It's had years of feature creep since.
Up to a point, Lord Corlett.
It is a bit, but on the other hand, it does actually work and work quite
well most of the time. (An as-yet untraced bug prevents me using it at
I've tried Evolution, Sylpheed, Balsa, KMail, GNUmail and a number of
others. All were lacking functionality I consider important, such as being
able to fetch mail in the background while I am reading/writing.
I currently use Claws. It's clunky but functional. It can't do simple stuff
like remembering anyone I ever write to in the address book, though.
The second is that Google
would rather you use the web interface where they can show you ads so the
service is subtly nonstandard to confuse your client.
I never see 'em. I've been routinely running ad-blockers for about 15 years
It's about *the* best browser-based email I've ever seen, though, and I've
tried most of them since Elonex HTMaiL in 1995. Most suck. A few are OK.
Gmail is actually _good_. They're dropping useful features all the time,
MacOS includes a perfectly good GUI mail client. It is
even aware that
not a standard IMAP/SMTP mail service and works round
It's OK. Its facelifts have not improved actual functionality. The thread
mode is weird and I never fully understood it. I can't mark mails as
read/unread, flagged/unflagged, etc with a simple click as I can in T'bird,
betraying its mid-1980s origins.
And of course I can't use it on my Linux laptops.
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