Richie (gaijin@i-manila.com.ph)
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 00:01:53 +0800


Actually...for me I use outlook, but I make sure all the settings are right,
AND I download all the patches from the site...a bit of a pain, but I have t
use it to sync my mails correctly between house, house 2 and office....

----- Original Message -----
From: Dr. Core <core@pojo.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Here you have a sucky Outlook

> Peter Carranza wrote:
> >Can you suggest an alt. to Outlook Excess to handle mail?
> >
> >Pc, not a PC expert
>
> PC-Pine is written by academics and completely free with no strings
attached.
> It's possible to make PC-Pine susceptible to viral attacks, but you have
to go
> through a bit of configuration process to make it so. Quite the opposite
> philosophy from Microsoft. It's very powerful and easy to use, but the
down
> side is that it's based on a old text-based program. So some people don't
> like it
> because they prefer to switch between the keyboard and the mouse all the
time.
> I use it for the bulk of my emails.
(http://www.washington.edu/pine/pc-pine/)
>
> Eudora is also a reliable mail program. You can buy the full feature
> program, or
> use it for free if you agree to watch ad's on screen, or you can use a
> crippleware
> version for free. The crippleware is still pretty good, I use it for GML
> and Pojo
> mails, but every week or so, it asks again if you want to watch ad's or
pay
> money. There are a lot of pretty buttons and drag and drops and whatnots,
but
> I found that the user-interface is not as intuitive as PC-Pine. If I
remember
> correctly the default configuration of Eudora is also fairly secure, but
> it's not
> very hard to make it susceptible to attacks. (http://www.eudora.com)
>
> If you are timid about computerstuffs and have money, use Eudora/Full; if
you
> don't like spending your money, use Eudora/Cripple; if you are cheap, use
> Eudora/Ad.
>
> If your computer-IQ is over 120, use PC-Pine.
>
> If your computer-IQ is over 190 and you have an inexplicable loyalty to
> Microsoft,
> use Outlook.
>
> Dr. Core
> Brain Surgeon/Rocket Scientist
> Newtype Asylum
> http://side7.gundam.com/newtype_asylum/
>
>
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