See also: E-Mail Clients
- Exchange - early version of Microsoft's e-mail offering
- Outlook - Powerful e-mail and Groupware
- Outlook Express (stripped down version of Outlook, comes default with Windows
- Entourage - Outlook for Macintosh (no Entourage Express is available)
- Exchange Server - Microsoft's E-Mail server for all of the above products
Unlike other e-mail clients, Outlook has very poor security. It has been very vulnerable to a number of viruses. Visit officeupdate.microsoft.com to help patch Outlook against e-mail vulnerabilities and purchase good anti-virus software. Other reasons to avoid Microsoft Outlook.
Outlook and Groupware
Possibly the most popular form of Groupware is Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server. However, as proprietary, closed-source software, Exchange is sometimes inconvinient to use due to both viruses and the necessity of purchasing both Exchange Server and Outlook software for each client. Also, Outlook is only available on Macintosh (Entourage) and Windows platforms.