We need better open-source e-mail...now

This is not a big surprise but I'll bring it anyway:
If open source is to continue gaining ground with the corporate desktop, it must develop not just an outstanding e-mail client, but an all-out replacement for Outlook on Windows. While there are many good open-source e-mail clients, like the Mozilla Foundation's Thunderbird, Isamet's Mulberry and Hiroyuki Yamamoto's Sylpheed, these clients are really replacements for Outlook Express, not Outlook.
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From the Mozilla Lightning FAQ:
Q. Is Lightning meant as a competitor to Outlook?
A. With Lightning, Mozilla Thunderbird will have a set of user features that is much more competitive with Outlook, especially in enterprise usage. The primary goal of Lightning is to provide a pleasant and productive user experience for both email and calendaring tasks, largely independent of specific competitors product plans. If the result of the Lightning project is an acceleration of users migration from Outlook to Thunderbird, though, very few tears will be shed.

April 19, 2005 01:38 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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What about Evolution? Despite the fact I prefer thin mail-only solution (Thunderbird), I find Evolution a good replacement for Microsoft Outlook.


Site icon Comment by Tomer Cohen [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 19, 2005 08:16 PM | Permalink

Does the open-source world have/need a replacement for Exchange to go along with it?

Comment by Toe at April 22, 2005 10:09 PM | Permalink

Novell does have Exchange-Connector which can do its job quite well; They ship it with Evolution.

Site icon Comment by Tomer Cohen [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 12, 2005 10:32 AM | Permalink

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