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    SitePoint Wizard maartenvr's Avatar
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    Looking for alternative Email/planning programs

    Is there any good email programs out there that would replace Outlook and also had a calander, task list etc? Right now I am finding myself using seperate programs for email and contacts. Would like to have them in one program and not Outlook....
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    There are CRM apps that leverage Outlook's email API but allow you to never have to open Outlook (i.e. ACT! and Goldmine). I have used Goldmine and found its tracking of attachments and message history far better than Outlook.
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    Can we go to a 48 hour day?
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    One option is to use Thunderbird for email & contacts and then get the mozilla calendar add on for tasks and scheduling.

    It's not as integrated as outlook, but an option to check out.
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    I think evolution does all of that.

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    SitePoint Wizard maartenvr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Some_Other_Nerd
    I think evolution does all of that.
    Looks great....but I run Windows...

    I think Thunderbird is my best bet. I downloaded and installed it but it really does a poor job importing from Outlook
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    I hear ThunderBird is awesome. I used it for a little bit but I went back to OutLook Express only b/c I didn't want to bother configuring TB.

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    <joke>
    Another good one is telnet.

    It is an integrated client for smtp, http, ldap, pop, imap, and much much more.

    You can even use those weird protocols nobody's ever heard of with it: it does everything.
    </joke>

    TB is great, it's my current favorite (others were mutt and squirrelmail).

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    try eudora i hear its good..


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