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08-23-2002, 05:23 PM
I have used Outlook Express as my E-mail client since I had e-mail. Just inertia i guess. I have reached the end of my tether over so-called "friends" who send a 20 word message in HTML with graphics that takes forever to download.
Is there an e-mail client out there that either only accepts plain text, or can be set that way?
I don't want to download all of them to try if I can avoid it
08-23-2002, 06:27 PM
I only use Eudora web-mail but if you follow the link below you will be able to download a PDF file about Eudora Email. This should allow you to see if HTML can be turned of completly. There are two program downloads as far as I can see, maybe one restrict HTML
YAMC (http://www.borg-kindberg.ac.at/yamc/) (Yet Another Mail Client) *
Pegasus (http://www.pmail.com/) *
Vivian Mail (http://www.deepsleep.de/e/)
Kaufman Mail Warrior (http://www.kaufmansoft.com/Index.htm)
Calypso (http://10xshooters.com/calypso-free/) (no longer supported, but still available at tucows..link on description page)
Popcorn (http://www.ultrafunk.com/products/popcorn/) (also discontinued, but still availabe; small, fast, free, portable email client...I use this when I travel, the whole thing fits on a floppy, including the config file, and can be used on any machine.) *
*= ones I have used...
08-23-2002, 09:44 PM
Foxmail is free and can access both Hotmail and POPmail accounts. It also can check mail remotely (for those big useless files etc) and it can be set to display the mail by default in plain or html; or you can use a toggle button to switch between them. It won't prevent mails with large embedded files or attachments from downloading in the first place - but not many clients will do this.
mjc put me onto popcorn and I think its a great utility for quickly checking your mails (particularly if you have multiple accounts). It only will download text.
Sorry; the link is Foxmail (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,16961,00.asp)
Popcorn will, though, because it reads the mail while it is still on the server. That way it never touches your machine unless you make a conscious choice to let it.
08-24-2002, 05:17 AM
Thanks everone for your responses. Pegasus looks interesting. Downloading it now, and will give it a try.
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