From: John McDonnell (ilug_spamtrap at domain johnmc.org)
Date: Mon 08 Jul 2002 - 19:27:26 IST
It would appear that on Mon, 8 Jul 2002, Anthony Walters did say:
> 1) Students access email with any web browser - not client software
OK, since this is a definite, we should completely disregard any
solutions that try and implement full Outlook functionality... For
the purpose at hand, it's overkill.
> 2) has to have rich functionality through the web interface (has to
> be at least as good as outlook web email)
Hmm, having used Outlook's web interface, this basically means it has
to be at least as functional as barely functional. I would second IMP
here. It is very customisable, if Kate's messing about is anything to
go by ;)
> 3) usability has to be very functional and easy - to cater for a
> user base that ranges from very limited computing experience to
> advanced computer skills.
Yes... it is. I found IMP very easy to use and quite uncluttered. The
default installation is nicer looking than Outlook web mail too. It's
a *hell* of a lot easier to delete messages on IMP too :/
> 4) administration of the email software needs to be easy
ISTR it was pretty straight forward to administer... no crazy problems
that can only be solved by a reboot or turning something apparently
unrelated off and on again.
To summarise.... go with Horde/IMP.
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