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Old 11-18-2005, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
fanie
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After recently getting flamed somewhat for top-posting - apparently
Outlook express' default behaviour - I am trying the freeware version
of FreeAgent.

Candidly I find it quite clunky and cumbersome. Are there any other
freeware newsreaders out there that have the same ease of use as OE
without the quirks?

Regards
Stephen
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Old 11-18-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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fanie wrote:
> After recently getting flamed somewhat for top-posting - apparently
> Outlook express' default behaviour - I am trying the freeware version
> of FreeAgent.
>
> Candidly I find it quite clunky and cumbersome. Are there any other
> freeware newsreaders out there that have the same ease of use as OE
> without the quirks?


Thunderbird

http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird



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Old 11-18-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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EMB wrote:

> Thunderbird
>
> http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird


Seconded.
Thunderbird for news/e-mail and Firefox for web browser.

Then there's Open Office www.openoffice.org for everything else.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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Pet @ www.gymratz.co.uk ;) wrote:
> EMB wrote:
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>> Thunderbird
>>


Only thing wrong with Thunderbird is that the kill file system doesn't
seem to work too well, or am I missing something ?

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Old 11-18-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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Mother wrote:

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> Try: rm -rf /.


What ? You work as root all the time ?

Bloody Eunuchs gnus. Should all be bloody well hung....
Go on, you know you can't resist the punchline.

Steve
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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fanie wrote:
> After recently getting flamed somewhat for top-posting - apparently
> Outlook express' default behaviour - I am trying the freeware version
> of FreeAgent.
>
> Candidly I find it quite clunky and cumbersome. Are there any other
> freeware newsreaders out there that have the same ease of use as OE
> without the quirks?
>
> Regards
> Stephen


Outlook Express and oequotefix?
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/oequotefix.html

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Old 11-18-2005, 11:02   #7 (permalink)
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Stephen wrote
> After recently getting flamed somewhat for top-posting - apparently
> Outlook express' default behaviour - I am trying the freeware version
> of FreeAgent.
>
> Candidly I find it quite clunky and cumbersome. Are there any other
> freeware newsreaders out there that have the same ease of use as OE
> without the quirks?
>


I use OE and don't top post, never have, so what's the problem? Just move
the curser.
You need the curser at the top to start so you can delete the last posters
address and details to tidy it up as I have before you start your reply.
I do agree OE, is easy to use, intuitive even, and none of the
mail/newsreaders are perfect.

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Old 11-18-2005, 13:01   #8 (permalink)
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On Friday 18 November 2005 10:40, fanie [fanie@checkitsystems.com] wrote in
message <2pbrn1hd5119kmjudq7bmnm0o17bje38vo@4ax.com>

> After recently getting flamed somewhat for top-posting - apparently
> Outlook express' default behaviour - I am trying the freeware version
> of FreeAgent.
>
> Candidly I find it quite clunky and cumbersome. Are there any other
> freeware newsreaders out there that have the same ease of use as OE
> without the quirks?


Download and install quotefix. It's bloody good and fixes lots of
irregularities, some of which weren't caused by Outlook Express.

If I was still running Windows I'd still be using Outlook Express. Many
people say it's crap but when set up correctly and in good hands it is very
nice to use. Hideously out of date though.

I tried Pan for Windows but the runtime libraries it needed were very slow
and made OE look lightning fast. That was last year which is decades ago in
computing terms. One thing I like about Pan is that multipart posts are
automatically shown as just one post with a green jigsaw piece to let you
know all parts are valid.

You could also give Opera a try which is, er, different but shows promise.
It is limited to 250 headers for the *first* download but this can be
fiddled so it downloads all current headers. I like it in principle but the
interface sucks and the whole thing needs a lot of work.

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Old 11-18-2005, 13:01   #9 (permalink)
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....and fanie spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...


> After recently getting flamed somewhat for top-posting - apparently
> Outlook express' default behaviour - I am trying the freeware version
> of FreeAgent.
>
> Candidly I find it quite clunky and cumbersome. Are there any other
> freeware newsreaders out there that have the same ease of use as OE
> without the quirks?
>
> Regards
> Stephen


I agree. I downloaded Free Agent a while ago after reading about it on here
and used it for a day or two, but like you I found it a bit tiresome and not
offering any advantage over OE. I'm sure it can do some clever tricks, but
I don't really need them and I found the interface irritating.

OE with Quotefix does everything I need, so I'll probably stick with that.

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Old 11-18-2005, 16:01   #10 (permalink)
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Mother wrote:

> Try: rm -rf /.


I tried that on this PC and it said "'rm' is not recognised as an
internal or external command". So feeling a bit miffed at your
misinformation I tried it on the other PC and it made a funny disk
accessing sound and then went off into la-la land and won't reboot any
more. What should I do next to make it work properly again?

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