Does my dream email software exist?
April 11, 2007 8:21 AM Subscribe
I've been using Outlook for years, but I'm looking for a better solution to manage my email accounts and massive archive of messages.
posted by justkevin to Technology (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have literally hundreds of thousands of email messages going back for years in Outlook. I have a half dozen email accounts which receive 1000+ emails a day (mostly spam, of course). Outlook has been pretty good to me, but I'm wondering if there's a better option. Here are my must-have
- Keep all my existing emails, so a new solution must be able import them somehow;
- Support multiple POP and IMAP accounts;
- Capability to create rules to manage emails;
- I need a robust, flexible spam control system;
- Can't be outrageously expensive (Like thousands of dollars)
Here are some things that I really want, but not dealbreakers:
- A server based solution so I could access all my emails from laptop, workstation or even on the road. Also, I wouldn't have the headache of migrating emails every time I upgrade (I do have unix servers I could install software on);
- Some sort of calendar system as well, like Outlook;
- Used MySQL for its database (so I could write my own tools);
- Great user interface.