A prospect has the following problem: His little consulting company has five people, who usually work from home, on the road etc.
They're used to using Outlook, but using POP isn't a good option, as e-mails end up being scatered on the different computers. Even if the clients are configured to leave a copy on the server of all incoming e-mails, outgoing e-mails are only available on the PC from which they were sent.
So, I was wondering if someone found a good solution to allow users to stay with Outlook but keep all e-mails on the server? I guess IMAP allows keeping the server and the clients in sync, but how good is IMAP support in Outlook, taking into consideration the latency due to accessing the server remotely through the Net?
If fat clients like Outlook aren't a good solution, what web-based solution would you recommend? This prospect wants to use an in-house solution, so Gmail/Yahoo isn't an option.
Thank you for any feedback.