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Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jan 18 23:49:12 UTC 2011

On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 18:32:36 -0500, Mike Jeays <mike.jeays at> wrote:
> I agree about using Kmail with KDE; it is a well-designed
> mail program. However, using Kmail with Gnome was a horrible
> experience; it drags in and keeps starting up nepomuk and its
> friends, and chews up much of one's CPU capacity with apparently
> nothing to show for it.

Fully agree. In most cases, using big desktop environment *A*
prohibits using programs of big desktop environment *B* and
vice versa. So if the OP wants to use Gnome in the first
place, he can go with Evolution or Sylpheed or Claws (as
they are Gtk applications). The same problem appears when
you're not using a desktop environment at all (instead
a powerful window manager "only") - but if you do, you
traditionally will be very picky about the efficiency
of the applications you use, so Bloatware doesn't have
a chance. :-)

I'm sure there are other GUI MUAs out there that are not
so aggressive in inviting all their friends when starting
up, keeping the system occupied for nothing. :-)

> I switched to claws, which seems excellent.

I've been a Sylpheed user for many years and just a bit
disappointed by the fall of speed and accessibility with
the switch from Gtk1 to Gtk2.

I do NOT want to say that text mode MUAs can't be easy to
use, versatile, powerful and _FAST_. In fact, pine was one
of the first MUAs I've ever used, and there's nothing
about "it's too complicated" or other stupid nonsense.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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