A very complex application
The application is very complex and it comprises of several components, such as Evolution Data Server, Evolution EWS and Evolution Mapi. The last two are optional, but required if you want to add support for Exchange Web Services or many other mailer features.
A sophisticated e-mail client
The e-mail component of the application is very sophisticated, providing advanced email searching, ability to organize and sort email by folders or labels, user-defined filters, support for multiple accounts, delete, expunge and undelete emails, as well as the ability to handle spam and junk email.
Supports encrypted messages
In addition, the application supports sending and receiving of encrypted e-mail, read receipts, and the ability to add attachments to emails, spell check the text of new emails, and to format emails in plain text or HTML.
Supports vCards and iCalendars
The calendar part of the program provides users with support for web calendars, customized reminders, multiple calendar views, iCalendar support, support for to-do lists, LDAP compatibility, and the ability to share vCards.
Additionally, you can add, edit and delete appointments, change the calendar layout, add reminders for appointments, sort and organize calendars, as well as to send email invitations for appointments to the contacts in your address book.
Besides the ability to add, remove or edit contacts, the address book component allows users to sort, organize and group contacts. It can also autocomplete mail recipients based on the email addresses and names entered in the mail composer.
The most powerful email clients of Linux
As mentioned before, Evolution is a very complex application that has been originally developed by Novell for their SUSE Enterprise Linux operating system. It one of the most powerful email clients of Linux.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on October 4th, 2014
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- Bug Fixes:
- Bug 707647 - gnome-autoar integration in attachments (Ting-Wei Lan)
- Bug 736123 - Refactor contact-editor: use GtkExpander instead of custom code (Christian Schaarschmidt)
- Bug 735130 - Security Information dialog needs to resize properly (Federico Mena Quintero)
Application descriptionEvolution is an open source graphical application that provides integrated mail, as well as address book and calendari...