Right, so, what alternatives would you offer?
The shop at which I work is moving to Groupwise as we speak. So I have an interest in what alternatives are out there.
Some of the things we are looking forward to are shared calendars, group file sharing, and no additional financial expenditure to get there (we are already licensed for Novell networking software and our license includes the use of GW).
BTW, I agree totally that formatted email is a function of Satan's left hand, but it's not like Groupwise invented it. In fact, I would like to bludgeon anyone who sends HTML email, also a function of Satan's left hand, and you can do that with pretty much any email client these days.
Another thing I'd like to launch into the Sun, never to *ever* be seen again, is the row of dumb ass smilies available to me in this message editor. Let's also add the huge fricking signature pictures people insist on adding to their one line emails.
There is so much about email that should be beat to death with a pointed stick, and frankly it's hard to criticize *just* Groupwise for practises that are abominable in *every* email vehicle.