Ubuntu for Small Business
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Mon Sep 12 14:06:48 BST 2005
Matthew Palmer wrote:
> So the problem with e-mail isn't that it is slow (which it sure as heck
Mostly - my major client's Exchange server has been known to take hours to
deliver internal mail. A colleague claims to have just received a mail
after some months - but I don't know if it was either true or, if so, the
fault of the Exchange server. And to be OS-neutral, another client's linux
servers can take hours to deliver external mail.
> but that it lacks a reliable method of presence notification?
The Outlook 2003 client (sorry to keep mentioning what is otherwise a POS!)
has a beautiful notification facility. It pops up a window in the bottom
right corner that shows title and first couple of lines of message, and
buttons to delete or open the message. If you don't respond in about 5
seconds, it fades out. I'd love to see that in KMail (with position and
duration, configurable, of course - I don't know if they are in Outlook).
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