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Re: [vox-tech] Kmail Question



Jeffrey J. Nonken wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:16:57 -0800, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> 
>>On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 03:32:47PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
>>
>>
>>>You should try Thunderbird. It kinda sucks too :)
>>>
>>
>>It's what I've switched back to. It has its problems, but it's my
>>favorite thus far.
>>
> 
> 
> I looked over a bunch of email programs in FreeBSD ports. The only 
> three that seemed to have one of my main requirements -- threading -- 
> were Thunderbird, GnuMail, and Sylpheed-Claws, and I couldn't get 
> GnuMail to work at all. So I compared the other two and showed my wife 
> what I'd found.

I've tried Thunderbird, Balsa (from GNOME) and Sylpheed-Claws.
My biggest problem with Balsa and Sylpheed-Claws are the GTK+
click-and-paste wierdness. When you select text that becomes the text
that's pasted when you middle-click. When you deselect that text, the
previous contents of the paste buffer are restored (which doesn't feel
like the correct behavior at all).

My biggest problem with Thunderbird (and Firefox) are MIME associations.
I get the impression that there's some combination of behavior where
Thunderbird and Firefox don't remember them, don't share them with each
other, and don't share them with any other standard system of MIME
associations. Likewise for protocol helpers. We really need a better way
to tie these apps together.

(If you have any ideas for what to do about either of these, I'm all ears)

--Ken Bloom

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