I installed Ubuntu and for an email client I tried to use Evolution. Two issues, one major one minor.

When I started Evolution, after imputing my HOTMAIL information, it imported all the Email from my hotmail account and deleted all items on the hotmail server. I found later how to stop that, but at this point it's gone. Is there some way to copy the email out of evolution and post it back to hotmail?

Second issue, of a lesser nature, I am unable to send any email from evolution, probably something in the email "Send Mail" setting, but after working on if for an evening and morning, I'm stumped. Must be a hotmail thing. Anyone have any experience in using hotmail with evolution.

I've read from others that they switched to thunderbird as they thought it was easier to use. Thoughts on this?