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LinuxWorld: Email Evolution - Early version is pretty, but still rough

Jul 26, 2000, 22:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"The Evolution will not be televised -- but the good news is that you can watch it all unfold right on your own monitor. Helix Code has made the Saccharomyces release of Evolution available via its slick Helix GNOME Update tool. With only a few mouse clicks I had the latest version of Evolution, the next great email/contact/calendaring application, on my system and ready to play with...."

"I was a little surprised by the speed. In less than half a second, Evolution had sifted through all 650 messages and presented the two that contained the search term. This is a very handy feature for me, as I am constantly searching through my messages looking for one that I know I've received on a particular subject...."

"Clicking on Compose brings up a pretty standard-looking window in which you can write a message. But looks can be deceiving; there is a lot of stuff you don't see at first blush. Click File and you see that in addition to sending the message or closing the window, you can save the message, save it under a particular name or format, or save it in a specific mail folder. And, of course, you can speed addressing by clicking on the appropriate addressee type (To, Cc, or Bcc) and using the address book. More on that a little later."

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