I've been looking for a good Outlook-like replacement that supports IMAP under Linux for a while now. And although TBird can gain a lot of capabilities courtesy of plug-ins, it's still a little heavy on its feet for my tastes. Evolution seemed like the ideal candidate, until I discovered you can't automatically save a copy of a transmitted message in your Sent folder like you can in every other e-mail client I've ever used.
A recent issue of LinuxFormat
ran a write-up of a new e-mail/collaboration client that looked very promising. It's called Spicebird
Spicebird provides e-mail, calendaring, contact management, instant messaging, task lists, and a host of other features (current or planned).
I'm running it under Ubuntu 8.04LTS, and so far, it does everything they claim it can do. Windows binaries are also available
for those of you who haven't been "given the bird" yet.
Spicebird Beta 0.7 Released!
Spicebird is a collaboration client that provides integrated access to email, contacts, calendaring and instant messaging in a single application. It provides easy access to various web services while retaining all the advantages of a desktop application. The application is based on projects like Thunderbird, Lightning and Telepathy and adds more functionality and integration among its components.
This release of Spicebird adds the following functionality:
* Chat with friends on services like Yahoo, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ and Jabber
* Add iGoogle Gadgets to Spicebird
* Disable the applications that are unused
* Access Google calendar
* Experimental support for managing blogs
* Available in more than 10 languages
* Basic set of add-ons
* Import data from Thunderbird, Outlook and Outlook Express
For a detailed description of this release, see the release notes.
Now available in 27 languages with more planned. Why not give it a try?Homepage: http://www.spicebird.comDownloads: http://www.spicebird.com/download