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.
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.
Reviewed by Madalina Boboc on July 31st, 2014
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- There is a new installer, 2.8.2-2, which hopefully fixes international support in the installer.
Application descriptionThe program has been called an 'Outlook replacement' by every tech site. Evolution played a major role in allowing the...