[Users] Thank you for Claws-Mail

Abrolag abrolag at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Feb 8 22:58:18 CET 2012

On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 16:38:29 -0500
Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Thank you for making Claws-Mail, and for answering all my questions.
> It's been a lifesaver.
> You might have already heard that transitioning from Ubuntu 11.04 to
> Ubuntu 11.10 requires "upgrading" from Kmail to Kmail2. Kmail2 requires
> you to keep at least some of your email data in a database called
> Akonadi, requiring a conversion of your old maildir and mbox emails,
> and of course Kmail2's conversion program fails, and then when you
> restore your mboxes and maildirs and try to run it again, Kmail2 says
> "sorry, you already converted."
> Kmail has always been bloated and intermingled with all sorts of KDE
> uselessware, but they've really outdone themselves with Kmail2. Bottom
> line, I could not upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 until I transitioned out of
> Kmail, so I had to make that transition fast.
> So I laid down a copy of Dovecot on my desktop, moved all my Kmail
> directories to Dovecot via IMAP, and then went looking for an email
> client to use as an IMAP front end. I tried Balsa, Thunderbird,
> Sylpheed and Claws-Mail, and Claws-Mail was the best, so that's what I
> use.
> These days email's a pleasure. My email client doesn't freeze my
> computer and it doesn't spawn 99% CPU usage dcopservers. I hardly know
> how to use Claws-Mail, yet it's already as fast and handy as the Kmail I
> used for 11 years, so imagine how good it will be when I've had a
> couple months' experience with it.
> Thank you very much for making Claws-Mail and for being such a helpful
> community.
> SteveT

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