I've used Outlook Express from Win 95a, Win 95b, Win 98 and WinXP. I still
use it with Win8 in an XP virtual machine. I am unaware of any changes that
made it useless for news groups. What might those changes be?
It really depends on what you want in a newsreader. I need something
that will tunnel nicely over ssh, which precludes most GUI-heavy newsreaders
like Pan, Thunderbird, Forte, et. al.
I've been using xrn since 1989, and it's comfortable and fits all my needs.
"Something better" is subjective but personally I don't care for Thunderbird
(or predecessors or derivitives).
When I got a laptop with Win 8 to augment my Win XP PC I spent considerable
time seraching for and trying various email clients that would also do news.
I did that because the semi-built in ones in Win 8 are a disaster IMO. The
only two I found that I liked were Sylpheed and Claws. The latter grew out
of the former so they are very similar.
I found both of them preferable to Thunderbird but wound up with neither
because I like to use html for mail and neither write it. I set up a
virtual machine with Virtual Box, installed XP on it and continue to use
Since we are talking about Thunderbird, etc. You may have noticed that
sometimes the words of my text run together. That's because (in my
preferences) I "edit in HTML" (which permits me to make the text large
enough to see it well).
To avoid the problem of the words running together,
I usually cut all of my text, copy to WordPad, and Paste back into the
editor in Thunderbird--and that works. Except, when I forget to do
that, some of the words run together when they are uploaded to the
newsgroup server as text. Anyone else doing this in
Thunderbird/Seamonkey (have a better solution?)
On Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:29:38 -0800, Michael wrote:
Senility is a terrible thing - I touted Free Agent in a prior post on
this topic and I did use it and like it. But for some reason I switched
to Gravity for the rest of my time using Windows. I even remember trying
to find a version of it for Linux. Pan was as close as I could get.
This message was for rec.woodworking - if it appears in homeownershub
they ripped it off.
I have used Seamonkey for years and it fits my needs. It is like
Thunderbird and Firefox combined in that it is a browser and a
news/email reader. I get my email through ATT and my newsgroups
"Lee Michaels" <leemichaels*nadaspam* at comcast dot net> wrote in
I'm still using Xnews. It was written in the days when programs did less
whizz-bang stuff, so it's quick and lightweight. It does take a little
getting used to and playing around, but will do all those things with a
minimum of fuss.
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