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  • Jan Rosenstreich
    ... I too bought Nettammer many moons ago. I bought it so I could retrieve my email on a clunky 286 laptop (that I bought for $25). It has been so long since
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      On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 23:11:51 +0100, Mark Halsall wrote:

      >I bought Nettamer some 5 years ago, never regretted it, and still have
      >it. It's a DOS email program. I found it somewhat awkward to
      >navigate. I keep it with my secure files. No cosmetics, but truly
      >and highly functional.

      I too bought Nettammer many moons ago. I bought it so I could retrieve my
      email on a clunky 286 laptop (that I bought for $25). It has been so long
      since I last used it that I am not sure if it used its own PPP stack or if
      I had to dial-up and use it through my shell account.

      Nettamer also supported Usenet. I remember being able to follow my
      favorite newsgroups while I was away.

      I also had WordPerfect 5.1 installed in this 286. I fondly remember
      writing articles in the car while my wife drove (using a cigarette lighter
      power cable).

      Jan
    • Jody
      Hi Melvin, I not a typist and I find most DOS programs using mainly shortcuts for most the features. I found Netscape a joke all the way around in version 6,
      Message 2 of 5 , Sep 2, 2001
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        Hi Melvin,

        I not a typist and I find most DOS programs using mainly
        shortcuts for most the features. I found Netscape a joke all the
        way around in version 6, but that is my opinion FWIW. I believe
        when you get down to the top 3-5 eMail programs in Windows it
        pretty much is a personal preference thing. Eudora has some
        features that I "cannot live without". I stay connect all the
        time accept for when I sleep so download time of messages is not
        even a question for me to consider. My preference of eMail
        programs in order are Eudora, PocoMail, and then Pegasus,
        although I like TheBat! a bit too. These are the ones I
        currently have installed in my Mail Folder that I have just to
        put them there for testing. I have maybe another half dozen that
        are not installed this time after a reformat which I do a couple
        times a year. One fairly popular mail app I do not have
        installed presently is Becky. IMO, it is OK, but I think we are
        back to personal preference with it. (I think Agent is the pits
        for eMail and think that for my purposes of a newsreader OE
        serves me just fine. Allegro is a bit bloated for me, although
        the companies FTPVoyager is a nice piece of FTP software.
        CommandMail is a cute little commandline mail - if I remember
        correctly, it only sends mail. FoxMail is a nice little light
        weight program for somebody that doe snot do a lot of mail and
        they are a bit "Computer challenged." :-) Phoenix is about like
        what I said of FoxMail. It still has not made it to version one
        yet; I have version .92 installed. <bg> SVList is a small mail
        list manager that works pretty good for small mailing lists.

        I run two copies of Eudora at a time, the second being a second
        instance really using all the support files in my personal Eudora
        which is what I use for the mailing lists, my web sites, regular
        mail to friends, etc. I use the second instance for Fookes
        Software so I keep all the mail separated.

        You mentioned the time learning a program. I think that is one
        of the main things holding me back from switching completely to
        PocoMail; I'm just too busy to learn it, well the scripting
        language it has. Most mail programs to me are not hard at all
        nor time consuming to learn, but Poco has a scripting language
        something like NoteTab's, but geared towards eMail of course.
        One of the main things I like about Eudora is its interface.

        D:\Mail Programs\SVList\
        D:\Mail Programs\AgentFree\
        D:\Mail Programs\Allegro\
        D:\Mail Programs\Calypso\
        D:\Mail Programs\CommandMail\
        D:\Mail Programs\FoxMail\
        D:\Mail Programs\FoxMailCH\
        D:\Mail Programs\MAIL\
        D:\Mail Programs\Phoenix Mail\
        D:\Mail Programs\PMail\
        D:\Mail Programs\Poco2.5\
        D:\Mail Programs\Agent\
        D:\Mail Programs\The Bat\

        >I still use it frequently because I find Windows an obstacle to
        >efficiency and operate in DOS as much as possible. Nettamer is
        >much faster than Netscape. It zips in, downloads all my messages
        >and frees up my phone in less than a minute, usually. It has
        >some klutzy aspects. But the speed and simplicity of operation
        >make it a valuable tool. I doubt that any GUI e-mail app could
        >be as fast. But I haven't experimented much. It's too time
        >consuming to try things out.


        Happy Topics,
        Jody

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      • Melvin Woody
        I still use it frequently because I find Windows an obstacle to efficiency and operate in DOS as much as possible. Nettamer is much faster than Netscape. It
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          I still use it frequently because I find Windows an obstacle to
          efficiency and operate in DOS as much as possible. Nettamer is much
          faster than Netscape. It zips in, downloads all my messages and frees
          up my phone in less than a minute, usually. It has some klutzy
          aspects. But the speed and simplicity of operation make it a valuable
          tool. I doubt that any GUI e-mail app could be as fast. But I haven't
          experimented much. It's too time consuming to try things out.

          Melvin

          Mark Halsall wrote:
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          > Hi Jody,
          >
          > I bought Nettamer some 5 years ago, never regretted it, and still have
          > it. It's a DOS email program. I found it somewhat awkward to
          > navigate. I keep it with my secure files. No cosmetics, but truly
          > and highly functional. It's so very very tight and includes features
          > not included in Outlook, Pegasus, Calypso, &c. A one man band author.
          > I haven't used it for years, but still think it's the best. I may
          > well go back to it - Windows just doesn't match it.
          >
          > http://www.nettamer.net/
          >
          > Regards,
          > Mark
          >
          > > I have not looked at Nettamer. My two most favorite shareware
          > > programs are Eudora and PocoMail (even over the freeware). I
          > > have Calypso since a year or so before MailBag Assistant came out
          > > and do not particularly care for it.
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