[Dshield] Safer alternative to Outlook

Bart E. Hawley Sr. bart at texan.net
Wed Dec 31 16:15:04 GMT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Leone" <loki at psu.edu>
To: "General DShield Discussion List" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Safer alternative to Outlook

> Unfortunately, has to be on Windows. I only see Ximian for Linux.

Its still in early development but you might want to look at Mozilla
Thunderbird. Also I recommend Windows people move from IE to Mozilla
Firebird. While it takes a little more work to configure it, the respite it
provides from popups and Malware is worth the effort. Both programs provide
significant improvements over the M$ equivalents and so far they are not

Supported platforms include Windows, Mac, Linux, OS2, Solaris PC and Solaris

Firebird browser can be found at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firebird/
Thunderbird email and newsreader can be found at

Please be aware that while I recommend these products from experience and
use them exclusively at home and partially at work; they are still NOT full
production software.

Bart E. Hawley Sr.
Systems Administrator
BNet, Inc.

> At 12:33 AM 12/31/2003, you wrote:
> >FWIW, I use Ximian Evolution and I love it.  Very familiar interface and
> >only a few minor differences in usability from Outlook as well as few
> >things Outlook doesn't have.  No vulnerabilities that I'm aware of.
> >
> >I haven't used Lotus Organizer in years, but we have Lotus Notes at work
> >and I hate it.  Years ago, it used to be similar to Organizer, but I
> >couldn't say for sure today.  From a usability standpoint Notes sucks.
> >I haven't found anything tremendously insecure about it that other PIMs
> >don't also share and it's obscure enough that no one really cares enough
> >to have it under prime time scrutiny for attack development.
> >
> >HTH,
> >Josh
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