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Evolution is a theory CharlesDarwin? came up with.

Evolution is a MailClient/PIM written by Ximian as an equivalent to MicrosoftOutlook, for Linux and other Unix platforms. You can buy a connector from Ximian (now part of Novell) that will let you talk to MicrosoftExchange servers too.

Now updated to support GTK2 and store its configuration in GConf.

In order to get Evolution to do client-side filtering correctly, you may need to check the Apply filters to new messages in Inbox on this server option, which lives in Tools / Settings / Edit Account / Receiving Options.

Evolution 1.4 (and maybe some earlier versions) lets you create new messages from the command line, with something like

evolution mailto:username@localhost

What isn't documented anywhere sensible, like in the User Guide, or in the (non-existent) ManPage, is that you can also add an attachment or subject like this:

evolution 'mailto:username@localhost?subject=moo&attach=file:///tmp/x.txt'

See IPAQNotes for syncing Evolution with an IPAQ, or PocketPC2002/2003 or WindowsCE machine.