After many years of decent service out of the Horde webmail application, I’ve found an alternative.  The RoundCube webmail project attempts to bring all the convenience of AJAX to the web application – an email was always the application in need of this treatment.

The GUI is quite simple, clean and clear.  In fact you can quickly forget that this application doesn’t exist on your desktop at all, as this snapshot shows….

The overall feature set is pretty basic so far (it lacks certain key functions such as pre-filtering of the messages into folders) but that doesn’t detract from the overall positive impressions that I’ve had so far.

This certainly isn’t the perfect webmail application (yet) but if you want to see AJAX making email on the web much nicer to use, then give this a go.

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