I'd recommend trying Thunderbird...the email client from the people that brought you Firefoxhttp://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
does it support yahoo mail or hotmail?
Does Mozilla have any scheduling software that you know of? Can you reccomend anything other than Outlook?
I just switched from using Outlook Express on my computer to exclusively using the Gmail web platform (including the calendar). I don't understand why anyone would go back. Google is the greatest corporation of all time.