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    Outlook replacement

    What is the best Linux-based replacement for Microsoft Outlook?

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    Please do not post opinion-related questions in the help forums. The /dev/random forum is for this type of question, the Software forum is for technical help only.

    <moved to /dev/random>

    To answer your question, there is only one drop-in replacement for Outlook that runs on *nix and that is "Evolution".

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    A quick search would show that Evolution is the closest thing to MS Outlook for Linux.

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    Added to which Ximian have also created Ximian Connector, which allows you to connect Evolution to M$ Exchange, if you need to.
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    i would suggest thunderbird

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    Thunderbird is nice but not even close to being an MS Outlook replacement, more of an Outlook Express replacement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icarus
    Thunderbird is nice but not even close to being an MS Outlook replacement, more of an Outlook Express replacement
    Which is far enough for my case. The sole reason to use Outlook/Evolution is in connection with an electronic agenda. However, I sync my palm directly with KDE so my private data is directly embedded into my system. Too bad I don't like KMail at all.

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    Assuming that you need to connect to an Exchange server, you can try connecting an imap/pop email client to your exchange server.

    Check out the following link:
    Connecting POP and IMAP To Exchange

    If you're successful, you can use Thunderbird or any other wonderful client. It didn't work for me because we supposedly have firewall settings that are too aggresive. You might have to talk to your Exchange admin.

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