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>>>>> "GL" == Gaylin Laughlin <email@example.com> writes:
GL> Teaching them how to use Pine or Elm to read e-mail is not an option,
GL> since they're extreme novices in the first place,
Level of experience has nothing to do with one's ability to learn to use
a good mail client.
GL> and their choice of e-mail agent is dictated by others.
Then they are going to lose. Their "choice" of mail clients are two of the
worst available for the task at hand. There are several good POP MUAs
available for the Microsoft Windows platforms (an assumption since I do not
know that Microsoft Mail runs on anything else, and Navigator's mail client
uses POP for retrieval). Eudora Light and Eudora Pro from Qualcom, and
Agent from Forte come to mind (Agent has the added feature of presenting
mail in a newsreaderly fashion as it is also a news reader, and has
excelent mail sorting capabilities). Pegasus is powerful but not as simple
to use. And I believe that there are ports of Elm and pine to the
There is no reason to prohibit the use of these programs short of outright
stupidity on the part of those who are doing the prohibiting.
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