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Simple mail client which enables you to import information from other programs or files, use an offline mode, forget passkeys and label messages

editor's review





Evolution is one of the software solutions that were created to bring the power of Linux to Windows users, as this particular application was designed to deliver emails right on the desktop for Linux users.

Typical installation and a configuration wizard

Since it is now ported and Windows-compatible, anyone can try and see if it can actually do everything regular email clients can. From the get-go, setting up Evolution is not too different from other similar software.

The application comes with a configuration wizard yet it loads only after you successfully install it. To use it, just follow a couple of simple steps and input your email account information.

Simple interface

While the interface is very clean and easy to use, just like it is the case with the most powerful email clients on the market. It encloses a menu bar, a few buttons and a panel in which to view all selected messages. In addition to that, extensive Help contents are incorporated, thus making sure that all types of users can find their way around it with ease.

Import data and label it

It is possible to open multiple windows with just a click of the button, while you can also label each and every item received or sent, so that you can manage them in a more efficient manner. You can import information from different file extensions, including PST, VCF, CSV, TAB, and MBOX with the help of a wizard.

Use an offline mode, create rules and search for mails

Using Evolution, you can easily create rules, mailing lists, events and meetings, as well as tasks and memos. You can better organize your messages, by creating new folders, while you can also use a search function to find a specific e-mail or contacts, according to a user-input keyword.

Last but not least, you can empty the trash with just a click of the button, enable an offline mode, download messages for the latter feature and forget passwords, so that you can be sure your privacy is not compromised.

Performance and conclusion

The computer’s performance is not going to be affected in any way as CPU and memory usage is low at all times, and the response time is good at all times.

Even though it is designed to serve as an Outlook replacement, there's a lot of work to be done until Evolution can even come close to that level.

Evolution was reviewed by Madalina Boboc
Last updated on July 31st, 2014
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