French Ministry of Agriculture Switches to Mozilla Mail

Thursday September 11th, 2003

Hervé, Bruno and Pierre from the French MozillaZine write: "The MozillaZine-FR staff are pleased to announce that the French Ministry of Agriculture has chosen Mozilla Mail for replacing Netscape Messenger 4.7. Outlook and Netscape 7 have been considered, but Mozilla has been preferred for its immunity to viruses and its licensing model. Tests have been run this Summer and Mozilla will be deployed in Q3 on every machine at the Ministry offices." MozillaZine-FR has a French article about the switch.

#4 Re: Anyone have a translation?

by afree87 <>

Thursday September 11th, 2003 7:39 AM

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My French skills are in between "rusty" and "lacking", but here you go.

Ministry of Agriculture adopts MOZILLA

The Ministry of Agriculture has adopted Mozilla as their e-mail client in the place of Netscape 4.7.

In the search for a replacement for their current client, the Ministry of Agriculture, of Welfare, of Fishing and of Rural Affairs studied the following software: Outlook Express v5 and v6, Outlook 2000 and 2002, Netscape v7 and Mozilla v1.3.

Mozilla was chosen namely for the easiness of transition (the old client was Netscape Communicator), for its excellent virus blocking and for its ease of use, which allows employees to switch easily.

It was just as good as Netscape at the end of the test, but the GPL license made Mozilla the choice.

The test and changes to the Minstry information system took place this summer. The deployment of Mozilla throughout the Ministry will take place in fall 2003.