With the advent of gmail, and yahoo’s new webmail client based on oddpost we’ve seen the creation of second generation webmail. This is good because the existing solutions suck. But as any good freedom loving hacker might ask, kellan wants to know where are the free / open source alternatives? Most of the options such as squirrl mail and IMP are functional but they feel years out of date in-comparison to gmail and oddpost.
Well now there appears to be a viable alternative in zimbra (via ajaxian). It’s licensed under a modified version of the MPL. I wonder if folks like riseup and resist.ca will try it out and offer it to their users.
To me radical activist email services need to start adopting more advanced tools to compete with the big boys such as yahoo and gmail. I suppose hotmail will be coming out with a big revision at some point as well.