"I will say again, for the record, I am not a fan of bloated GUI
desktops like KDE and GNOME. I am a GUI minimalist and use the
fluxbox window manager for my "GUI desktop". However, I do like
some of the applications that are available for both KDE and GNOME.
For a long time now I have been using Kmail and then Kontact with
Kmail for my e-mail needs. With Kontact/Kmail I have saved a few
thousand messages in Maildir format going back several years, have
dozens of contacts both personal and professional, and over 200
filters to keep messages organized. I have been pleased with
Kontact/Kmail … until now.
"You see, the KDE folks decided to pretty much dump everything
prior to KDE4 and rewrite KDE4 and applications for same from the
ground up while rethinking everything to make it "better". While
this is a commendable idea, it stinks in the real world out here
where we who rely on these applications for real work get to deal
with the consequences of these actions. Frankly, I blame both the
KDE project and the many distributions that jumped on the KDE4
bandwagon before that thing had enough wheels. My best friend in
the world, who is a former KDE fanatic, has stated she will never
use KDE again after moving all her stuff to GNOME."