Re: Outlook Replacement
Matt Young <matty@...
2005-12-02 20:01:00 GMT
Outlook and OpenXchange are not really comperable products. OpenXchange is more
of a competitor to MS Exchange. OpenXchange is not really a mail client; it is
a Mail Service Fraimwork (webmail client, colaboration software, calender,
Whiteboard, etc). It sounds like you are looking for a traditional mail client
application with other "goodies" like calenders and palm integration. While I
am not familiar with any of the goodies stuff, I have been xtremely impressed
with Thunderbird (from the saints at the Mozilla Project). It has excellent
mail handling, sorting, filtering, speed, rss reader, gpg integration (via
plugins) and ease of use. As of now half of my office uses Thunderbird and half
use outlook and the ones who use thunderbird don't complain about quirky mail
behavior. I am convinced that Thunderbird is the best mail client available
(opensource or otherwise). So far, there is not a single feature I lack in
thunderbird and if it is lacking, it will soon be made into a plugin.
That being said, if you need something that more resembles group colab software
than mail client, I have heard excellent things about kontact. It has calenders
and group software in it but it is only available on linux unless you are
running cygwin or something.
2 Cents: give Mozilla Thunderbird a try and see how it goes. I would not be
surprised if there is plugins for palm integration and calenders and such.
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