Evolution

Evolution

Web site: wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution
Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, GTK+
First release: May 10, 2000
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Evolution (previously: Novell Evolution and Ximian Evolution) – a personal information management application that provides integrated mail, calendar and address book applications from the Evolution Team.

Main functions are:
– support for multiple e-mail accounts
– virtual folders (sorting messages according to given criteria)
– mail search engine
– an unwanted mail filter that uses SpamAssassin or BogoFilter
– high security (SSL, TLS, PGP and other certificates)
– vCard and LDAP support
– support for palmtops
– calendar (also support for online calendars)
– reminder
– to-do list
– notebook
– integration of the calendar with the address book (automatic adding of birth)
– support for IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Exchange and other protocols
– mailing list support (NNTP protocol)
– RSS support

Evolution has a built-in support for groupware servers Novell GroupWise and Kolab, and with help of a free plug-in Novell Connector can also work with Microsoft Exchange (version 2000 or newer). There is also a plugin to work with OpenGroupware.org. Coordination of tasks with other network users is done through the open network protocol of iCalendar.

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