Nearly all Linux related mailing list development is currently done using mutt/thunderbird/evolution.
And those email clients are all flawed in serious ways.
- Mutt has the 1960ies UI going for it.
- Thunderbird just permanently pegs a CPU core at 100% due to not coping with higher than normal mail volume.
- Evolution does not filter email properly, it will just dump all incoming email into ‘Inbox’ if connection issues are had, like when moving around your laptop between WiFis.
So adding support for a few features could be a cheap and fast PR and adoption win.
Line wrapping support at 80-chars
Plain text email support
The general ability to cope with >100k emails
(Originally posted by robertfoss on GitHub.)