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Re: [SLE] OutLook for Linux
- From: "Diane" <spiderspell@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 06:17:51 -0400
- Message-id: <001501c10084$c1683680$cdf50d18@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patriiiiiiiiiick" <Patrick.Smart@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Diane" <spiderspell@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Gerhard den Hollander" <gdenhollander@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; "suse"
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] OutLook for Linux
> At 10:03 27/06/01 -0400, Diane wrote:
> >I am sure most of this is a matter of personal preference, I also think
> >outlook would be much better as a linux program. I always thought eudora
> >was the one that was a hassle.
> As a long time Eudora user, I can't agree with that. Maybe, you've tried
> with an older version than the current one. Could you please tell me why
> you think so?
I tried eudora about a year ago and recently and I still dont like it. I
didn't care for the way the features are set up in the program. It also
doesnt have some of the things that outlook does (I use outlook 2000) like
the appointment manager and calendar. I use outlook together with word and
excel a lot. This would not be as fast and easy to do with eudora. I also
use a combination of filtering and grouping that I haven't been able to
achieve in eudora.
> I will put some of the advantages it has over the other ones I've tried at
> * Light in comparison to the other ones. See next point about that too. It
> is surely much lighter and faster to start/stop then Outlook or Netscape.
Yes, eudora is faster to start and stop than outlook but programs being
light is not a priority for me with the exception of browsers and some
background things. I leave outlook up and running all day long because it
is used constantly, besides I need that reminder that tells me it's time for
lunch ;) If i used eudora I would have to run some sort of personal time
management software as well which defeats the purpose of it being light. My
focus is much more on a feature rich program than size.
> * Multi user + multi account (personalities). I have one eudora installed
> on my system. I can run multiple instances of the program (separated
> windows, mailboxes and options). Those two programs running at the same
> time on my old machine (K6-233 64MB): one checking three mail accounts for
> me and the other checking two accounts for my girlfriend. I repeat: at the
> same time and without any problem. I don't know of any mailer capable of
> doing that on Windows. Even if Outlook was able to do it, I would be out
> memory immediately. And I usually use ICQ, Mozilla on top of those. I am
> also using the pesonalities feature: different name (you don't think I
> prented my name is Patriiiiiiiiiick when I am sending out my resume, do
> you?) account, signature, reply-to: address and others for each
Yes, outlook allows you to create personalities (user profiles in outlook).
But since since I don't share my computer and never will I don't worry about
setting up a profile for someone else, I have different email accounts that
have been set up with different attributes designed for different types of
> * Filters: even if this part of the interface hasn't changed since I know
> it, it is the most powerful I've seen until now. It can do so many
> different things. It is very fast and easy to create a new filter. The
> remains true to manage them though I think this could be improved.
> * Efficient: all the parts of the interface are straightforward: it is
> to learn how to use it and one click or shortcut for one action is usually
I thought the same could be said for outlook because there is a common user
interface it shares with MS Office. So if you learn one program in office
you have learned a lot of the other office programs as well.
> * But still powerful: the filters remain efficient with high traffic. The
> mailboxes remain of reasonnable size du to the fact that the mails are
> decoded when they arrive (spare 30% of the size of the attachements). As
> experience, I am keeping many mails in one mailbox to see what the limit
> is: it now has about 27 000 messages in it and its size is 90 MB. All that
> with no big speed hit. Also, once, I had an account with 5000+ mails on
> Rather than spending the time to download them all, I just dowloaded the
> headers of the mails, remotely deleted the ones I didn't want to read and
> took the rest. All that with POP3 even if it supports IMAP4.
I have no idea what the limit is on outlook since I have never reached it.
I have never had 5,000 emails at one time and hope I never do.
> * It is a non M$ product. No explantion needed here. ;-)
Sadly, I have to agree with you on that point. I hate supporting MS but at
the same time I have to use what works the best for me. I know that as
linux grows and I learn more and more about it I will be supporting MS less
and less but I will always be selfish in my support of software and simply
use what works best for me.
> There surely other things but I can't think of them right now.
> Polite regards, ( ;-p )
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