Sylpheed Keybindings

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 menurc and 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 chattr +i.

Sylpheed is not quality software. I need to find a different tool for a second email client.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: General

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