Email Clients (Was Re: [FoRK] Tell Me, Oh Mages...)

Reza B'Far reza
Thu Oct 27 21:36:50 PDT 2005

What happened to the startup that Yahoo! bought (or did they?) that was
working on this super cool email client that was supposed to crush MS
Outlook?  It was all over the web about 1-2 years ago.

-----Original Message-----
From: fork-bounces at [mailto:fork-bounces at]On Behalf Of
Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK)
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 9:21 PM
To: Adam L Beberg
Cc: Fork at Xent.Com List
Subject: Email Clients (Was Re: [FoRK] Tell Me, Oh Mages...)

I can't believe that with all this horsepower and all the brainpower
spent using email in this day and age that the best suggestion I get
is ThunderBird.

Sad that the forces of market competition have conspired to deliver
XP users pretty much no viable options for managing their email.


On 26-Oct-05, at 12:44 PM, Adam L Beberg wrote:

> Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) wrote on 10/25/2005 9:38 PM:
>> I'm going to have to send the PowerBook in for Warranty service
>> which  means living without the thing for two weeks.
>> This means I will have to use (gag!) XP as my primary means of
>> communication for longer than I would ordinarily recommend to the
>> faint-hearted.  I need to find an email client and since you
>> folks  read so much of mine you must have very powerful email
>> tools indeed.
>> There are two, no three, no four caveats:
>> 1)    Must support IMAP.  How could any mail client NOT support
>> IMAP  in this day & age?
>> 2)    Must NOT be called "Outlook", "Outlook Express", or "MS Mail"
>> 3)    Must spell-check on the fly which, I will admit, I have
>> gotten  used to in
>> 4)    Must not dump attachments in yer frickin' mail folder like
>> stupid Eudora does, overwriting & renaming duplicates
>> (Not that I EVER spell stuph incorrektly, mind you).
>> ideally, it would be beautiful, or minimal.  I have been using
>> Thunderbird on XP but Spell-Check-On-Send is SO 1994 and couldn't
>> possibly bring myself to use it for all of my daily communications.
>> So, you mavens of mail... hit me.
> Thunderbird. It's very easy to transfer all your mailboxes between
> and thunderbird since they both use straight text files.
> This is no surprise since seems to be the design doc for
> Thunderbird.
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> Adam L. Beberg
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