Years later, kmail still is not a viable email client?

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Tue Oct 13 19:54:54 BST 2020

On Tuesday October 13 2020 18:16:02 Peter Humphrey wrote:
>On Monday, 12 October 2020 13:19:17 BST hw wrote:
>> So no, kmail is still not a viable email client.
>I can't let that pass. Perhaps something in the way you use it is causing it 
>problems, but although I've said some harsh things about KMail2 in the past, 
>it's been exemplary here for a few years.

The question is, what do you call a piece of software that's "exemplary" for part of the user population, and a RPITA for others? We have no way of knowing the demographics so we probably have to assume a more or less 50/50 distribution (which possibly lots of in-between cases where the glass is either half full or half empty). Frankly I agree that this is not a good impression for a piece of software that should accomplish a few simple tasks without tripping over itself, and I'd find it hard to call it viable if this were commercial software. In fact, I just realise that much of what I read and my own experience make me think of Microsoft products from a certain era...


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