Evolution provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop
Key features of "Evolution"
- No viruses or worms
- Junk filtering
- Desktop integration
- Developer Platform (EDS)
- Advanced email searching
- Web calendars
- User-defined filters
- Multiple accounts
- Palm device support
- Customized reminders
- Multiple calendar views
- iCalendar support
- To-Do list
- LDAP compatible
- Share vCards
- Security and encryption
- Open Source
Intelligent Junk Mail Control
Take control of your inbox! With Evolution's junk filtering, you're free to read the email you want and not see much of the email you don't. Bayesian-based junk filtering with optional remote rules get rid of all of the emails which bug you most.
Junk filtering is easy, too. You can either select "Mark as Junk" under the edit or context menu — or simply click the junk button on the toolbar.
Search Folders (formerly called vFolders)
See your email the way you want it. Search Folders are saved intelligent searches which can display groups of email according to user-specified criteria. Create Search Folders to combine mail from different mail accounts into a single view, quickly view all mail from your boss (or a particular friend :) — and new in 2.0, optional include entire threads in the results!
Evolution includes support for signing and encrypting mail via GPG (GNU Privacy Guard) and S/MIME. Encrypting mail helps you protect your privacy and helps those receiving your mail know its really from you. Evolution 2.0 includes a handy interface to help you manage your GPG keys and S/MIME certificates as well as a place to manage keys and certificates which have been shared to you.
By using the evolution-data-server, other GNOME apps are integrating with Evolution including:
- gnome-panel calendar applet lists your appointments and tasks
- Gaim patch to add buddies from evolution contacts
- Planner - imports contacts and under development is a Planner backend that enables Evolution to show different planner files as lists of tasks
Filters enable you to organize your mail as it arrives or on request. Filters allow you to bundle, sort and distribute mail into various folders or otherwise process mail. You can create multiple filters to perform multiple actins. For example, your filters could put copies of one message into multiple folders, or keep one copy and send one to another person, and it can do that quickly.
Evolution automatically indexes messages so searching for that long lost email is faster and easier than many other mail clients.
You can add your favorite Web calendar so you can see upcoming football, movie or dvd releases, or a friend's schedule inside of Evolution. One of the most popular sites for Web calendars is icalshare.com.
Collaboration Server support
Evolution includes support for Exchange 2000/2003 and GroupWise. You can configure Evolution to act as an Exchange client or a GroupWise client. Also there are also several projects underway to enable Evolution to support more collaboration servers including OpenGroupware.org - let us know and we'll add your project to this list!
Multiple Account Management
Account management tools let you receive, manage and organize messages from multiple email accounts or collaboration servers. Create new mail accounts easily with the Evolution account assistant.