1.13 E-mail and Scheduling
For reading and managing your mail and events, openSUSE offers you
Novell® Evolution™, a groupware program that makes it easy to store,
organize, and retrieve your personal information.
Evolution seamlessly combines e-mail, a calendar, an address book, and a
task list in one easy-to-use application. With its extensive support for
communications and data interchange standards, Evolution can work with
existing corporate networks and applications, including Microsoft*
To start Evolution, click
The first time you start Evolution, it prompts you with a few questions
as it sets up a mail account and helps you import mail from your old mail
client. Then it shows you how many new messages you have and lists
upcoming appointments and tasks, as well as the current weather and news
from news feeds. The calendar, address book, and mail tools are available
in the shortcut bar on the left.
Press Ctrl+N to open a new item for whatever part of Evolution you're
working in. In mail, this creates a new message. If you're in the address
book, Ctrl+N creates a new contact card, and in the calendar, Ctrl+N creates a new
For more information, see Section 12.0,
Evolution: E-Mail and Calendaring, (↑ Application Guide ).