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Evolution for Windows- an Outlook Replacement July 21, 2006

Posted by Carthik in applications, news, office, ubuntu.
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Evolution provides integrated mail, contact management and calendaring in one solid app. Sort of reminds one of Outlook on Windows, doesn’t it? Until now, there was no installer for Evolution in Windows. That just changed. Ubuntu users can now use their favourite mail+contacts+calender app in Windows too, if they have to at the office, or some other windows-only environment.

A new installer makes it possible to install Evolution on Windows
, to replace MS Outlook. Evolution is an MS Exchange client and should work with Exchange servers. If it does not do that perfectly, file some bugs and someone will fix it for you for free. Most of the windows-porting work seems to have been done by Tor, whose update informs everyone of the new installer for Windows.

Will Evolution be to Outlook what Firefox is to Internet Explorer? Time will tell.

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1. John - July 21, 2006

Using Evolution on Windows can also be the first step away from Windows itself (not just Outlook). I have found (from my own personal experience) that once a user starts using software that can run on both Windows and Linux, transitioning to Linux is much easier. On Geek In Gear, I recently looked at 6 cross platform applications that can help a user ease the transition to Linux from Windows.

http://www.geekingear.com/2006/07/ease-move-6-linux-apps-for-windows.html

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4. learner404 - July 24, 2006

“Will Evolution be to Outlook what Firefox is to Internet Explorer? Time will tell.”

If I juge by this article probably not:

http://os.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/07/17/1535230&from=rss

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6. templeton - July 28, 2006

I dont see Evolution being a replacement for people who need Outlook to connect to Exchange, but I could see it being a replacement for Outlook Express or the people who “need” Outlook and use it with a regular IMAP/POP3 account.

7. dan - August 1, 2006

disgusting. lets take all the mediocre linux software and port it to windows? just what purpose will this accomplish other than wasting valuable os developer time?

8. Milko D. Georgiev - August 15, 2006

I´m still looking for a simple solution to:
– move my PST to Evolution
– find a full replacement for Google Desktop search
– find a replacement for Miranda IM

Once covered, Iĺl be able to fully migrate to Linux. Outlook is really one of the main points, but I still need to perform all the tasks I used to do on my Windows desktop…

Divakar - June 27, 2010

Back in the old days, Mozilla Thunderbird on Microsoft Windows did a decent job of getting my many years worth of mails in PST folders into a standard format; Since then I have seamlessly transferred the profile folder, initially to Thunderbird on SuSE 8.2 through Ubuntu 8.04 to the latest Evolution on Ubuntu 10.04.

9. jorejarena - September 7, 2006

To Milko:
To move your PSt to Evolution check this on Google: Outport
To replace google Desktop check this: Beagle
To replace Miranda IM, use Gaim or one of the many IM Clients (Jabber etc). but I think Miranda IM will run under Wine (win32 emulator).

10. vijay - September 26, 2006

Dear Friends,
I started using ubuntu 6.0.6 from redhat 6.2 in the company. The problem is earlier i had mails in netscape in the form of local folders.

please tell me, how can i import the mails to Evolution… (i am unable to find help for this)…

regds
vj.

11. Marcello - October 9, 2006

Shame to use it for at least 1 reason:
In the time zones, the only valid time is GARZA ??
What about Jerusalem, what about Tel Aviv ?

If all the writer knows about Israel is Garza, then let that population use Evolution, I won’t use it.

12. Patrick Kelly - October 29, 2006

Does anyone know if Evolution will work with a Pocket PC and MS Active Sync using Linux.

13. Jay E Court - January 8, 2007

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can get rid of the piece of shit outlook!! Can’t wait till M$ is gone all together :)

14. Blackberry - January 26, 2007

Anyone know if it syncs with Blackberry?

15. Jim Gatos - February 2, 2007

Can I use Evolution with something to sync it on my Palm Treo 650? I am using Windows XP Pro…

16. brian - May 9, 2007

Evolution is able to pull email from from the MS Exchange webmail, including calendar items. So far the only problem I have had is that it is not able to use the address book. I am not sure if email lists work either.

17. Didik - May 15, 2007

Evolution is good, but why i can’t open the calendar? it keeps telling me that There is no calendar available for creating events and meetings, can anyone help? thanks

18. ES - August 18, 2007

@berTANiya
English please

19. Mr. D - August 23, 2007

Hmmm… Evolution for Windwos doesn’t work. At least not on Windows 2000. :(

Researching the status of the project (on win32) does not inspire confidence either.

Sorry for bringing the bad news. Perhaps I expect too much from a piece of software.

20. Pukeye - September 29, 2007

To jorejarena:
Miranda still doesn’t run perfectly under wine. And other IM applications are no match to it.

21. Brad - October 16, 2007

I can not install this app. It is wanting an OWA URL to receive e-mail instead of an exchange server name itself. I do have OWA setup here, but every time I put in the URL, i get an error to connect to that URL? Any help here?

22. Defector - October 26, 2007

Brad — everyone can not install it. That just means you are capable of not installing it. Maybe you meant you cannot install it, which means that you are unable to install it.

23. Martin - October 29, 2007

I have a dual boot XP/Ubuntu pc with a drive that both operating systems can access. Can I have Evolution on XP and the Evolution on Ubuntu share my mail messages?

24. Julio - November 22, 2007

I have the same question than Martin

I have a dual boot XP/Ubuntu pc with a drive that both operating systems can access. Can I have Evolution on XP and the Evolution on Ubuntu share my mail messages?

25. Jan - December 11, 2007

I got interested by Evolution on Linux, so I tried it on Windows.
No usefull screens visible at startup and error messages after quiting :(
No Evolution on Windows for me….

26. Cripto - January 3, 2008

evolution does not work good in windows. right now…

however its a good step.

use MOZILLA FIREBIRD for now. in the next days, i hope

NOVELL will make a windoze version of it, updated and more

stable

27. Bing - February 11, 2008

Disaster, it doesn’t work. I would really really like a good PIM to replace Outlook, pity this is not the one.

28. Lug Nut - March 10, 2008

I had the same problem with no windows displayed. You simply need to change your views and enable the panes and shortcut bar. Your mail awaits you…The only problem now is the error upon exiting. Otherwise this IS the app to convert Outlook users.

29. Doug Glass - April 14, 2008

My only complaint is how slowly it loads compared to Thunderbird and Outlook on the same machines. Admittedly my shop doesn’t have the latest, fastest machines, but the wait for the program to load is too distracting for me and a lot of others I know.

It IS a great program and I’ll keep trying it until this situation changes.

30. Chris - May 7, 2008

Tried Evolution on Windows. Entered my OWA and got the helpful error message “Could not configure exchange account because an unknown error occurred.” How can it be an Outlook replacement when it doesn’t even have useful error messages?

31. Billynomates - August 21, 2008

Lug nut, how would one enable panes and the shortcut bar, if they wished to do so..? :)

32. donvito - December 2, 2008

Tell you what…
if anyone is looking for Outlook on Linux, he’s starting with wrong foot. First Evolution is million times faster, second… Outlook is the lame-duck part of Office, sitting next to Word. If people got it, that is because they are on company lans, and corporate frenzy.
He you are sober and keep away from grass you don’t even think of using outlook, unless…. your are in for self-injury.

One more thing, I’ve been since beta 0.96 on windows, sounds like it was early last century, sometimes ’round ’85. I worked thru unix (Sco, SystemV, and other blends), but it took me some times to get on the linux saddle (redhat). I tell you what if anyone that wants to start using a pc goes windows, nowadays, he is on the wrong track, all he gets is friends with word2mputh experience that will help him bug is bit of hww.
Now, give them Ubuntu, it is a dream. Simple, got everything and keeps wiz guys away! In one shoot you got rid of viruses and likes.
Long live Ubuntu.

33. SteveB - January 11, 2009

Evolution (on Windows and Linux) needs Blackberry integration in order to get a toe-hold. Business types use blackberrys, they need to maintain their calendars on both devices in sync. Currently this is a show-stopper.

Mark - June 30, 2009

Actually SteveB, in most large organizations a BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server) is in place. The BES works well with Outlook, GroupWise, and I believe Lotus Notes. Evolution works very well connected to a GroupWise server or to an Outlook server. No desktop client needed and Crackberry and Evolution work great together!!!

34. sikiş - July 1, 2009

Lug nut, how would one enable panes and the shortcut bar, if they wished to do so..

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please tell me, how can i import the mails to Evolution… (i am unable to find help for this)…

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