Re: [Evolution] evolution set up

To Patrick and all the Evolution team, Thankyou for your time and your answers to my query on evolution set up. I now have a much clearer idea of what the system does. As I only use email for occasional contacts I probably won't go any further than my current hotmail account. I work at sea and am lucky enough not to have to rely on computers for my living. Thanks all    Yours sincerely    Philip Marks

> Subject: Re: [Evolution] evolution set up
> From: poc usb ve
> To: evolution-list gnome org
> CC: marxph hotmail co uk
> Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 10:22:56 -0430
> On Sun, 2010-08-22 at 16:45 +0100, Philip Marks wrote:
> > Sirs, I have evolution preloaded on my Toshiba NB100 but have no idea
> > how to set it up nor how to use it or why. I already use hotmail but
> > want something that configures with the other ubuntu files I have.
> > Please dont just suggest the evolution Start upn notes because they
> > mean nothing to na non techy like me. I dont what a server is or
> > anythingelse it mentions.
> It's the "why to use it" I find intriguing about your query :-)
> Evolution is a PIM (Personal Information Manager). It can handle your
> email, contacts (i.e. address book), tasks (to-do list), calendar
> (appointments) and so on, all from one program. It aims to cover roughly
> the same ground as Outlook on a Windows machine, if that means anything
> to you. If not, never mind. In any case I'll restrict myself to the
> email function as that's the most important for most people -- in fact I
> hardly use the other functions myself.
> Evolution is an email *client*, i.e. among other things it allows you to
> read your email in multiple accounts from different providers (including
> Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, your ISP, your workplace etc.), receive new mail
> or send messages, organize mail into folders you set up yourself, and
> filter incoming messages e.g. to catch spam (junk mail).
> So what's the difference between that and what you already do with
> Hotmail? Well, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo and others are what's called
> webmail systems, i.e. you access them via a Web browser such as Firefox
> or Google Chrome. That means that a) you have to be online while reading
> or sending mail, and b) the user interface is limited to what a web
> browser can support. The big advantage is that it requires very little
> setup and can be accessed from anywhere with Internet connectivity, even
> from someone else's computer, e.g. if you visit a friend or go to an
> Internet café. This is because all the work is being done by the web
> server belonging to Microsoft or Google or whatever.
> A proper email client such as Evolution runs as a program in your own
> computer, not inside a browser. It can fetch mail from multiple accounts
> when you connect to them (these accounts live on "mail servers"), then
> allow you to read and reply to the mail even if the connection is broken
> (obviously replies aren't actually sent until there's a connection),
> store local copies of your mail for any kind of processing you might
> want, move messages from one service provider to another (if the
> provider allows it), encrypt or digitally sign your messages for
> security, etc. Many people find this highly flexible because it can
> handle huge quantities of mail and process it in ways no webmail system
> supports. However it does require more setup and at least some idea of
> what's going on behind the scenes in order to correct any problems that
> may arise.
> If that's not for you, and you don't have easy access to technical
> support, you may not want to go that way. Note that this mailing list is
> a good way to get such support, but a) it's completely voluntary and
> member-driven, and b) the response to queries often depends on how well
> they are posed, i.e. it's important to be able to ask a good question if
> you want a good answer.
> If you decide to reply to this, please use Reply To All so that the
> reply does to the list and not just to me.
> poc

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