I’m tired of mozilla stuff (wow, you didn’t know that now did you). So I’ve tried the last month to get rid of Thunderbird the last few months, I tried Evolution, but evolution was way too bloated for me, and now I tried Sylpheed Claws.
It turns out, I like Sylpheed claws (all parts except the spam filter, I’ll get to that). For instance the filtering is better, I like the GNOME/GTK integration better. It can autodetect ways to create a filter from a message. Now, spam filter, that’s tricky. It has a spamassassin plugin. That’s all fine ofcourse, the problem is that spamassassin is S L O W. It takes ages to process one mail. If you’ve got any hints on how to get this horribly slow thing to work faster PLEASE comment :P.
Anyway, right now I’ve got rid of Mozilla completely. I’ve dropped Firefox and I’ve dropped Thunderbird. Now, don’t get me wrong, they are both good and solid apps, and I don’t hesitate to recommend either one of them to other people - but they are just not right for me.
I used the tools/tbird2syl.py script from the Sylpheed Claws CVS to convert my thunderbird mails to sylpheed claws in case anyone else wants to too.