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Comparison of Evolution and Thunderbird

It didn't take time for me to throw out the Evolution email client from my Ubuntu platform. Instead, I installed Mozilla’s Thunderbird, an email client which I’m very familiar with. What caused the switch? Well, I was trying to configure an email account running on an IMAP server. I had a terrible time in getting it to work. After so many unsuccessful tries, it was time for me to kiss the Evolution package goodbye. I’m glad it’s gone because Thunderbird is working just fine in Ubuntu.

Feature

Evolution 2.6

Thunderbird 1.5.0.5

Protocols

POP, IMAP, Exchange, Hula, Files

POP, IMAP, Files

Security

SSL and TLS

SSL and TLS; only available by Edit->Acccount Settings->Security Settings after creating account

LDAP

Yes

Yes

E-mail Security Options

Load Images

Can be disabled, enabled for all, or enabled for known contacts; default: enabled

Can be disabled, enabled for all, or enabled for known contacts; default: enabled

JavaScript

No

No

E-mail Scam Detection

No

Yes

Antivirus Support

No

Yes; default: disabled

Additional Functionality

Address Book

Yes

Yes

Calendar

Yes

No; available as plug-in

Task List

Yes

No

Memos

Yes

No

1 comments:

  kuriharu

June 24, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Evolution sucks. It crashes all the time, most of the things on it don't work, etc.