Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

@Mail Ajax Upgrade

Category: Office, Showcase

@Mail is a mail solution allowing companies to serve mail over a web interface. With the latest upgrade, @Mail has gone Ajax. Product manager Ben Duncan says:

Features include message-drag and drop to folders, emails retrieved from the server via XML and displayed on the Webmail interface directly via the DOM. Message cache support via Ajax is included, to avoid requesting the same data from the server. Live spell-check support for composing emails via Ajax for highlighting misspelt words.

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Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:17 pm

3.4 rating from 29 votes


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Only e-mail is AJAX?!? Hasn’t Zimbra, Yahoo, and Google all had this for a long time now? From a quick look at their demo the calender and contacts is Web 1.0 (Hello 1999).. Even frames!! Didn’t know that real apps actually used frames any more. Good to see they are beginning to catch-up but they’ve got a long way to go if they expect to catch the current Web 2.0 email leaders.

Comment by James Jim — May 10, 2006

We are desparatly looking for a new webmail / calendar tool but this one ist not fulfilling out needs. A few things I found during 5 minutes of testing:
– no feedback if sending a message without a subject
– ui suggest that you can move the toolbars but you cant
-uses popup windows all over the place. (gmail is much more elegant)
– calendar useless: no month/week overview

Comment by Matt — May 11, 2006

don’t forget price-prohibitive.

Comment by krazykarl — May 11, 2006

Out of the webmail solutions i’ve tested in the last month this is by far the coolest one out there!!….. the new ajax interface is so intuitive with its sleek slim design, it makes the gmail interface seem very behind in the game. Keep up the good work atmail!!! and u can be expecting my order very soon.

Comment by Sam — May 12, 2006

2 words… really cool! I am amazed that so many webmail providers and ISP’s provide the ugly webmail they do when there is a solution like this available . Very intuitive, elegant and responsive. A pleasure to use, keep up the good work and I hope the software gets the exposure it deserves :)

Comment by brad — May 12, 2006

Calendar useless: no month/week overview

Comment by HGH — September 22, 2006

Any further updates on @mail?

Comment by HGH — July 27, 2007

With the acquisition by Yahoo!, Zimbra is no longer a start-up.

It’s worth a look if you’re considering shared calendaring and contacts, and can upgrade your email to enterprise security, searchability and restore.

Comment by Valerian — September 17, 2007

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