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LinuxPlanet: Connecting with GNOME Mail Clients

Jun 19, 2000, 13:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"When the GNOME project began to take shape, the de facto mail client for the new environment was Balsa. Over time, GNOME's developers announced a new mail framework (Camel), and Balsa's development seemed to slow. Several other projects have since taken shape, offering a variety of mail clients ranging from the rather simple to at least one commercial effort that offers Microsoft Outlook-like features right down to the calendar. A quick look at the GNOME Software Map's mail client list shows fifteen projects under development."

"Miguel de Icaza hasn't been sleeping, either. His new company, Helix Code, in addition to providing a top-notch binary release of GNOME, is also hard at work on the mail and scheduling program Evolution, a clear run at the corporate messaging environment."

"We took a look at several of the available clients and found a good diversity of features and simplicity. Though all are still under development, each shows promise and a few offer enticing extras."

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