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Re: cc'ing (was Re: Mozilla goes GTK+ instead of Qt)

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Quoting Steve Lamb (morpheus@teleute.ml.org):
> On Sun, 1 Nov 1998 19:23:16 -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> >Well, shoot, I regularly access mail from four or five accounts from
> >half a dozen main and countless secondary locations. I don't use IMAP
> >either: what I do is telnet (or whatever) into the various locations and
> >read the mail there using mutt.
>     Now, honestly, tell me you've never been annoyed by lag on a telnet
> session that had your text coming out 5-10 seconds after you typed it?  Even
> with SSH and compression I find my 33.6k telnet connection annoying.

If it takes 5-10 seconds to get a response, your connection is terribly
hosed and it's time to get a new provider. I have 3 interactive sessions
open at the moment, going to two of my main accounts. I'm typing this in
a slogin window and I'm getting performance equal to that in a local
xterm. 3 is actually a fairly low number for me, but I'm trying to focus
on just one thing at the moment. 

> >Works like a charm from just about
> >anywhere, and doesn't require the installation of any client software.
> >(This is why I love CLI's and hate GUI's: try this trick with
> >Outlook...) 
>     Oh, sure, it works, but it doesn't work as well as the alternative. 
> Having a single client check those locations precludes you from:
> Having lag across the telnets

Again, I don't have a real problem with that unless a provider has
dropped the ball. It's occasionally a problem on my dialup, but never at

> Telnetting in and out of each account endlessly to check to see if any new
> mail has been received

Out? I just leave the window up: if I have new mail, it either appears
in the message list, or a flag indicates I have mail in a different

>     Oh, and you forget, your method does require client software.  Telnet,
> last I checked, was a server/client connection just like everything else.

But telnet is already installed anywhere I'm likely to go. Even windows
has a telnet client pre-installed (though that's the absolute last
resort.) I'd hate to walk into a friend's office and say "hey, can I
install this email package for a minute;" I have no qualms about asking
to telnet somewhere.

Mike Stone

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