[RndTbl] Desktop PIM/mail programs

Bradford C Vokey brad at fsi.ca
Fri Dec 22 20:12:32 CST 2017

Have you tried Thunderbird? As I have drunken the cloud kool-aid I have not used it to store my mail files locally. AFAIK it can and does so reasonably well. 

On December 22, 2017 5:49:58 PM CST, Glen Ditchfield <GJDitchfield at acm.org> wrote:
>Aside from plain orneryness, I picked Linux long ago because of KDE,
>and KDE because of Kontact.  And because it was long ago, I still pull
>my mail off the ISP's server and dump it into a local Maildir folder,
>my contacts are still in a vCard file, my calendar is still in a
>vCalendar file.  
>The "Cascade of Attention-Deficit Teenagers" development process
>(Google it) made this harder with each KDE release.  For a long time I
>was willing to edit RC files to trick it into using boring text files
>in my home directory instead of shiny new formats in hidden
>directories, but the CADT Team finally produced a release where the
>shiny desktop search daemon rendered the maildir folders unusable if a
>mail filter tried to move mail out of the inbox.  After three rebuilds
>I gave up and switched to Evolution.
>Evolution is mostly adequate, but I just spent 5 hours composing a
>carefully argued response to a proposal, and Evolution threw it away
>when I tried to apply the TT style to a word in a bulleted list.
>So, it you wanted PIM functions on an Ubuntu 17.10 laptop, and you
>wanted to keep your files locally, and you wanted to know where all the
>relevant files were so you could back them up, what would you use?
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Bradford C. Vokey

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