Re: [NTO] Nettamer
- On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 23:11:51 +0100, Mark Halsall wrote:
>I bought Nettamer some 5 years ago, never regretted it, and still haveI too bought Nettammer many moons ago. I bought it so I could retrieve my
>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.
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
- 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\Phoenix Mail\
D:\Mail Programs\The Bat\
>I still use it frequently because I find Windows an obstacle toHappy Topics,
>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.
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