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I'm not sure what you include as "features typical users expect nowadays",
but I find Kmail to be quite featureful, and there certainly others.
The notmuch mail client
Posted Nov 18, 2009 2:23 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Well MAPI support would be a big one.
Posted Nov 18, 2009 6:47 UTC (Wed) by magfr (guest, #16052)
Posted Nov 18, 2009 11:26 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576)
I presume you are thinking rather about the sort of features that might encourage large-scale corporate deployment?
I kind of think this is leaving the realm of mail clients though. MAPI clients (without using nasty hacks, are there any other than Outlook?) aren't really the same thing as mail clients to my mind.
While Outlook is *technically* a mail client, it's about the worst you're ever likely to find (with the exception of Evolution once you start paying attention to things like performance and stability), but it's not really meant to be its function, per se, just one of its features. (It's interesting that Outlook does everything badly - but it does several things all together, which makes people happy)
Jack of many trades
Posted Nov 18, 2009 19:00 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Many people fail to understand the fundamental truth behind your wise statement: if your software doesn't do X, corporate buyers will not even consider it. It can be badly done, not scale and generally be poorly engineered, but do whatever they want it to do and suddenly you are eligible. Sounds reasonable, right? The vast majority of people are not able to see beyond the "what" and into the "how".
Posted Nov 18, 2009 2:52 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
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