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, last updated on October 27th, 2014
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- Bug Fixes:
- Bug 319195 - Add options to simplify Contact Editor (Christian Schaarschmidt)
- Bug 653157 - Enable extra compiler warnings in maintainer mode only (Milan Crha)
- Bug 737791 - Adapt to changed GtkStateFlags semantics for expanders (Matthew Barnes)
Application descriptionEvolution is an open source graphical application that provides integrated mail, as well as address book and calendari...