October 3, 2005
We’re seeing more and more webmail becoming more like outlook.
Google, in addition to their Google Mail application, they have added plenty of features including viewing RSS in the app, auto save so you don’t lose data as you type, and export/import contacts. There are also rumors of a calendaring application which, it is my belief, will be integrated into google mail.
This emphasizes the point that mail is more than just a standalone application. People like the convenience and features of having an entire collaborative suite which includes calendaring, etc. Despite being a Mac & Linux user, I like using RDC to use Outlook at work so I can better collaborate and use the calendaring functions, even if I could connect to the LDAP server to get users’ emails without it.