"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
"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
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