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Gleevec
 
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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 1:05 am

Hi,
I am a huge fan of Phoenix and would like the make the switch from Outlook just like I did from IE and Office. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a WinXP compatible open-source Outlook client that combines email, tasklist, and calendaring. The Palm pilot connnectivity is not important to me. I have seen the Mozillla Calendar project, but it has several bugs and crashes on me.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what open source software (even if its still in beta, I am willing to help in testing ) to use for this purpose. I would imagine a lack of an Outlook-type client is one of the main gripes businesses have about switching to open source software on Win2k/XP systems.

Thanks!

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 4:03 am

I've been searching for this too, for a long time. Unfortunately, it seems that there is really nothing out there for Windows that is as good as Outlook. From what I've read at various forums, the closest thing to Outlook is Ximian Evolution (I think it's called), but it's only for Linux. :(

Rob

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 5:00 am

Hey, I'm looking for this too, but I'm more on a lookout for an Outlook Express clone.
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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 6:06 am

kaufman mail warrior is nice and probably a decent replacement for outlook express.
Foxmail is also recommended and has more features than the above.

I use the bat! for my home email, but I would also like something similar to outlook (which I use at work) - I mainly find the calendar etc.. useful.

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 6:44 am

I think the people here are looking for a replacement for Outlook, not Outlook Express...

On a side note are Outlook vcf files compatible with Mozilla?

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 9:38 am

Why not just use Outlook? If you have a web link in an email message you can click on it and, if your default browser is Phoenix, Phoenix will handle the url.

As an alternative, the folks at Mozilla have been building a calendar function. I don't know if it will integrate with its email client in the same way as Outlook's Calendar integrates with its email, but you could check it out.

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 10:23 am

ehume wrote:Why not just use Outlook?


Hahaha, sorry *wipes tear*, where to start? :D

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 11:13 am

Well, once it's actually released there's <a href=http://www.osafoundation.org/index.htm>Chandler</a>. But that may be a while.

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 11:25 am

Pegasus Mail http://www.pmail.com/ -- rated 5-star under WINE, too.

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 11:27 am

cheeaun wrote:Hey, I'm looking for this too, but I'm more on a lookout for an Outlook Express clone.

I'd recommend Foxmail:
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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 1:17 pm

Pegassus is the answer. No outlook clone or anything else. Just pure mail client. Nor is it fancy looking. But its filter capabilities are by far the most powerful. One should give it a try coz it's robust, filters like no other and its full of interesting features. And its completely FREE!!!
Try pmail.com

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 4:09 pm

I know there are a lot of pure email clients out there, but I really am looking for an integrated calendar/email client like Outlook, so Pegasus and even the Bat is useless to me. What is the status of Calendar, has it gotten a lot less crash-prone recently? Is it compatible with the stand-alone mozilla email client Minotaur (i believe its called).

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 4:23 pm

Gleevec wrote:I know there are a lot of pure email clients out there, but I really am looking for an integrated calendar/email client like Outlook, so Pegasus and even the Bat is useless to me. What is the status of Calendar, has it gotten a lot less crash-prone recently? Is it compatible with the stand-alone mozilla email client Minotaur (i believe its called).

Switch to Linux (even if for no other reason) and then get Ximian Evolution which is the best Outlook clone that I know of. MS outlook owns this niche on windows.

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 7:30 pm

dunda wrote:kaufman mail warrior is nice and probably a decent replacement for outlook express.
Foxmail is also recommended and has more features than the above.


I highly recommend MailWarrior if you're a minimalist. I've been using version v3.57 (from early 2000) since it's release and am quite happy. I can check multiple accounts, back up is a breeze and mainly it's as simple (no flash, etc support*) yet useful (nice manual spam filter, etc.) as you can get.

Sadly, it seems, Alex (creator) has little time to spend on this great app development. Also a major downside is incorrect breakline rendering when sending.

Regards.

*in v3.57 at least. There are newer versions available.

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Post Posted February 9th, 2003, 9:23 pm

Olli wrote:
ehume wrote:Why not just use Outlook?


Hahaha, sorry *wipes tear*, where to start? :D
Where to start is what the original poster asked for--an integrated app that handles calendar and email. It's a business thing. Back when I was online in an office, I would get these memos about meetings and stuff like that on Outlook. Also (shudder), task lists. Basically paperwork without the paper. Lotus Notes does it, too. There are other apps like it, but they all come bundled with expensive (for a single user) office network packages.

So dry the tear you wiped. Until Calendar is part of Moz, there may not be an open source answer for gleevec, or even an inexpensive commercial alternative to Outlook that will suit his purposes.

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