Email client for older machines? (need help)

From: Gordon JC Pearce <>
Date: Wed Sep 29 18:10:03 2004 wrote:

> My ISP has just "upgraded" their email server to be completely incompatible
> with my client - basically the POP server cannot not be determined from
> the POP account name anymore, and since my ancient client "figures out"
> the server from the account name, it cannot connect.

Not quite sure what you mean. Do you know the name of the POP server?
Oh, or do you mean that you feed it (for instance) "" and
it parses it into "gordon" and "" for the username and hostname?

> Can anyone recommend a decent/simple email program that runs under either
> DOS or Window3 (NOT win32!!!) that has the ability to let you specify a
> incoming mail server separate from the POP account?

Have you considered sticking one of the free Unixes onto a machine? You
can fit NetBSD into around 300-400M of disk space. Once you go down
that route, your options are limitless...

> Until I find something, I can only access this list (and all other email)
> via a web based reader (very slow on dial-up and inpossible to do a decent
> reply).

Ewww, webmail. Ewww, dialup.

Received on Wed Sep 29 2004 - 18:10:03 BST

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