Evolution or Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Heeter, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Which would be better to use?

    I do know that t-bird has a junk filter.

    I don't know anything about evolution.

    Your thoughts?

    Gonna setup my wife's email client on our workstation.


    Heeter
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    thunderbird does have a junk filter, you have to turn it on and tell it to learn whats junk and whats not, or you could just tell it to use the spam headers from spamassin or spampal
     
  3. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    evolution, also has a junk filter. Really just a choice.
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks guys,

    They do look pretty much the same, was just wondering is one had more features/problems than the other.

    Heeter
     
  5. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Thunderbird if you need just a mail client. Evolution if you also need calendaring and interfacing to Microsoft Exchange.
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    If you use Evolution I'd recommend using the bogofilter spam plugin instead of spamassassin. I've been using Evolution lately and it seems much nicer than it used to, namely it doesn't just randomly crash on me.
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Evolution has a cooler name.

    Thunderbird is so 2005/2006.
     
  8. jimmj43

    jimmj43 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Related question: Years ago, when I was still a Windoze user, I learned that by not using Outlook Express AT ALL, sharply reduced my risk of nasties - regardless of what neato paint job I had on it. Eudora for example, piggybacked Outlook Express. But it was just cargo riding the same potentially-infected train.

    Unless I've been drinking ENTIRELY TOO MUCH, I see Thunderbird as being web-based rather than resident, and therefore less susceptible to infection by nasties.

    Granted, "nasties" + "Linux" = "oil" + "water" (generally speaking), but still....
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    *takes jimmj43's drinks away* :p

    Thunderbird isn't web based.. Eudora didn't piggy back off outlook express either. They are both self-contained applications that can do POP3 or IMAP directly from the desktop.
     
  10. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    so what's right for 2008 ? :D
     
  11. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Evobird? or Thunderlution?
     
  12. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    evothunder ftw