I just tried Zoë for a little bit. It is an interesting email client. It is a java application that runs in the background. It provides a web interface to you email. You enter the information for each of your email accounts an it will download the messages. It can also keep the messages on the server, so you can continue to use your normal email client.
One thing that it does is that it indexes all of you email. It povides an index of all email addresses, mailing lists, attachements, and urls. And there is a search field that lets you find emails by keyword.
There are a couple of reasons that I will not be using this.
- It is pretty slow. Even though the Spotlight integration in Mac OS X Mail is not that fast, this is slower.
- It is attempting to make connections to some server. Especially since I have entered my email usenames and passwords, I don't want this data sent to anyone else.
The hostname that it is attempting to go to is netgeo.caida.org, so I assume that Zoë is attempting to find the country of origin for a domain, but I can't be sure.
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