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17 Capabilities of Well-known mail clients (LAN Mail Protocols)




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This article is from the LAN Mail Protocols FAQ, by John Wobus jmwobus@syr.edu with numerous contributions by others.

17 Capabilities of Well-known mail clients (LAN Mail Protocols)

This section covers what I've been able to find out so far about the
well-known mail clients' ability to retrieve mail from a POP or IMAP
server.

Client                       POP3           IMAP          MIME
------                       ----           ----          ----
Apple PowerMail client          ?.             ?.            ?.
BeyondMail Professional 3.0   yes        planned-          yes
CE QuickMail LAN client        no             no           yes
CE QuickMail Pro client       yes        planned           yes
Claris Emailer                yes              ?           yes
DaVinci eMAIL client          yes*             ?           yes*
Eudora                        yes            yes|          yes
FirstClass                      ?              ?             ?
Lotus cc:Mail Client R8       yes            yes           yes
Lotus Notes mail client 4.0   yes        planned_          yes
Microsoft Mail client          no             no            no
Microsoft Exchange client     yes+            no           yes&
Microsoft Outlook 97          yes             no           yes
Microsoft Outlook 98#         yes            yes           yes
Netscape Navigator            yes             no           yes
Netscape Communicator=        yes            yes           yes
Novell Groupwise              yes        planned^          yes

Notes:
(.) Discontinued.
(-) IMAP4, target delivery: 4th quarter 1997.
(_) Lotus Notes mail client IMAP4 due 4th quarter 1997.
(*) DaVinci SMTP eMAIL: I'm not sure if this is different from
the normal DaVinci client.
(|) Eudora Pro 4.0 IMAP4.
(+) POP requires Internet Mail Client for Exhange, downloadable from
http://www.windows.microsoft.com or included in "Microsoft Plus".
Due to be integrated, 1st quarter 1997.
(&) qp/base64. Due to be integrated (IMAP4) 3rd quarter 1997.
(=) Due 2nd quarter, 1997.
(^) Due 3rd quarter 1997.
(#) In beta as of November 1997.

 

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