Despite quirks I continue using Sylpheed as a second GUI mail client. I have become cynical about Sylpheed.
For too long I have tolerated a specific quirk. On launch the email client is designed to refresh or update the user’s
sylpheedrc configuration files. For some reason these files get mangled in a way that stops keyboard shortcuts from functioning, such as using the
Delete key to delete an email. I have to restore the configuration files from backups to resolve the problem.
I do not know what causes the bug, but I reached for the proverbial sledge hammer to resolve the problem with
Sylpheed is not quality software. I need to find a different tool for a second email client.