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I'd love to use something with the Gmail interface for my work (Exchange) e-mails, and I don't exactly carry enough weight to convince the entire company to switch to Google Apps.

With that in mind, is there a local, not-in-the-cloud web client that supports IMAP or POP3 and has the look and feel of Gmail's web interface? (that works on Windows XP).

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I just discovered Mailplane, which looks awesome, but is OSX only unfortunately. –  Clayton Hughes Jun 3 '10 at 1:50

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Look and feel? That depends on what look and feel you are going for. The newest Outlook from Office 2010 handles "conversations" much better now. (You can even ignore a "thread"). Also, Thunderbird has done conversations for awhile as well.

If it is the Label system you prefer. You can do Categories in 2010 Outlook and create a "Search Folder" for that Category.

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Unfortunately, I'm on Outlook 2007, and it's support for conversations is quite painful. Thanks for letting me know about 2010, though! Maybe there's hope in my future. –  Clayton Hughes Jun 3 '10 at 1:49
    
I use Outlook 2010 on my laptop, Thunderbird on my desktop and Clawmail on another PC. So far the new Outlook has impressed me. –  MrStatic Jun 3 '10 at 1:51
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Wait... is 2010 even out yet? All I'm seeing is a pre-order: store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Outlook-2010/product/B79828F2 –  Clayton Hughes Jun 3 '10 at 1:52
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Heh, sorry I have a Technet subscription. The RTM is out on there which is the final version. 2010 is due out this month retail. –  MrStatic Jun 3 '10 at 1:57

None that I know of.

Neither outlook nor Thunderbird have quite broken free of the "traditional email client" paradigm to te extent that gmail has done this.

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