The mail client of Ubuntu MID supports multiple accounts, searching, templates, different protocols (POP, IMAP), attachment and also plugins, for example HTML readers or spam filters. Some of them are availible in the Ubuntu software repository.
I could access my two mailboxes (T-Online, simple POP/STMP and Google Mail, IMAP/SMTP with special port and encryption settings).
Pidgin supports many chat protocols, for example ICQ, IRC, Jabber, MSN Messenger or Yahoo Messenger, and there are plugins for others (e. g. Skype). You can have multiple accounts. Your contacts are ordered in a “Buddy List”. Beside chatting, there is also an option for sending files to other buddies.
I tried to log into my Google Chat account, but I got no connection. IRC was no problem.
First image: Terminal Server Client, second image: Ekiga Softphone, third one: Liferea (feed reader for RSS, CDF, Atom and OPML).
In the next part, we will have a closer look at the multimedia features.