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    Thunderbird

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    Ok so following on from our crashed server issues! .. we have called in a guy who has looked at our network and has suggested that to avoid the virus issues we have had and spy ware etc we should install Firefox and Thunderbird. While I am used to Firefox and I am using it quite happy at home at the mo I have never used Thunderbird and would like to know how people find it compared to Outlook which we all currently use.

    We currently use outlook for Mail, setting meeting reminders and occasionally tasks. We also set each other meeting requests and tasks. Would Thunderbird cope with all this??

    The guy also suggested we use open office instead of MS office but I know from working on some of my Excel files on my partners machine with open office its not really comparable yet!

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    Thunderbird cannot do the reminders and tasks like Outlook.

    I use Thunderbird and love it. It is safer than OL or OE. But for what you use it for you need OL.

    TB is great for just email. The only thing I use OL for is to get my email from the company Exchange server. I wish they would make TB compatible with things like that. I really hate using OL or OE.

    Firefox on the other hand can be used and will help tremendously with security.
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    Thanks for the response, yes Firefox is great and I rate it highly, its now my default browser and the only think i use IE for is hotmail! .. Thanks for letting me know about the tasks and reminders thing I have done some basic research so far and it was not clear on the functions so at least I have an answer now! Its something I can take back to my boss!

    As discussed we will have to stay with MS Office for Word and Excel so may as well go whole hog and get Outlook too!

    I will however keep an eye out for Thunderbird upgrades so we can change over as soon as its ready!

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    I would wait and see if any of the other members have suggestions for you. They may know of ways to work it out so you can go open source. It's worth checking back over the next few days, you never know...

    Good luck.
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    I knew someone would have some ideas.
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    They haven't yet fully developed a PIM in conjunction with OpenOffice but there is work in progress.
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