[lug] email client

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 08:40:21 MDT 2013

Let me resume the email client conversation once again (it's no secret
that the last roll of new gmail "features" is the trigger).

I intend to try http://www.mailpile.is/ open source (g)mail
replacement (note that among the devs there's a former Google
employee). Code on https://github.com/pagekite/Mailpile
I plan to report the good or bad experience at the October (?)
flash-talk session.

So why spam/tease you right now? Because there's a crowdfunding
campaign running and you might want to consider donating. If you want
to check it out before shelling out cash, you have 33 days: see
and http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mailpile-taking-e-mail-back

Like Sean, I had a hell of a time searching for e-mails in Thunderbird
(and recently also in gmail). The search in tb is utterly broken:
there are 3 or 4 different ways to search and none can find the
message I intend. And that's not me using the wrong keywords: the very
same query returns exactly what I want if I use grep in the mailbox
directory. If you use tb, I recommend keeping an open shell in the
mailbox directory and use grep (as shell globbing) instead of tb
search. At least with tb we have control of our data...


On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Sean Reifschneider <jafo at tummy.com> wrote:
> On 04/23/2013 11:01 AM, Davide Del Vento wrote:
>> I'm back with email client questions :-)
>> Has anybody tried geary  http://www.yorba.org/projects/geary/ ?
>> I'll try it myself in the coming weeks, but would appreciate feedback
>> if anybody has already
> I've tried it a bit for a week or so, and it seems to work nicely in
> general and it's only crashed once so far.  I haven't used it extensively.
> I love the idea of improvement in e-mail clients.  Thunderbird works well
> in general, but for as much as I use e-mail some more functionality would
> be nice.  Like, I have a hell of a time searching for e-mails in
> Thunderbird.

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