Evolution needs to be running to get new email notifications. Yet we already have evolution calendar/tasks integration in the clock applet on the panel. Why not allow new email notifications as well without having to have evolution running.
I would like to have a input field for "To", "CC" and "BCC" that is intelligent. I don't use the addressbook that much, but I have to write a lot of mails to people, who once wrote me. In Thunderbird you just have to type in "Ge" and he proposes me "George Bush", "George Clooney" and "George Farmville". I only have to select one and don't have to remember his full address. And he appears in this list also when he himself wrote me one year ago.