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simple mail program (really simple)
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Jul 20, 2002, 02:52 PM
 
ok really simple might be kinda relative... I use OS X 95% of the time... but on my Tibook 550 photoshop redraw is so bad that I have to reboot in OS 9 to do anything productive...

well I have the need to constantly send out and recive files while i'm working...

I would like to use a simple email porgram that will let me store a limited addres book (would be great if I could export it from enturage)

I want it to be small to limit the amount of disk space I'm using...

so to recape:

an simple Email program (but more than telenet and less than Outlook)

ideas?
     
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Jul 20, 2002, 03:04 PM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by graphics84:
<strong> I use OS X 95% of the time... but on my Tibook 550 photoshop redraw is so bad that I have to reboot in OS 9 to do anything productive...
</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">That doesn't sound right at all.. I have a Ti 400 and photoshop is fine.

How much memory do you have installed. Perhaps it's that. OSX just *eats* memory.

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Jul 20, 2002, 03:08 PM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by sambeau:

How much memory do you have installed. Perhaps it's that. OSX just *eats* memory.

[/QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Doh! it was there in your sig. <img border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" title="" src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" />

And 512 should be plenty I'm running with 384. Is it running in Classic or is it ps7?
It has been a while since I've had to work on a full-page peice of CMYK tho..
What size of image are you manipulating?
     
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Jul 20, 2002, 05:04 PM
 
the simplest email client is already installed on your system - it's called 'mail'.

At a terminal prompt, mail will check your local mailbox for any messages and let you read/delete/reply to them. It's fairly crude from a GUI perspective, but it works. Since mail only checks your local mailbox, you'll need some way of getting your mail from your ISP/other mail accounts, for which most people would use Fetchmail (already installed on your system, too). man mail and man fetchmail should get you started.

A richer mail client is <a href="http://www.mutt.org/" target="_blank">Mutt</a> which will handle POP3 and IMAP mailboxes as well as local mail. This is probably the best all-round non-gui mail client.

The advantage of these mail clients is that they open instantly, and consume zero CPU resources when they're not actively processing mail. This means you can either open them once and leave them in the background or open them (quickly) any time you want to get/send mail.

If you truly want a GUI mail client, Bare Bones' <a href="http://www.barebones.com/products/mailsmith.html" target="_blank">MailSmith</a> is probably the most compact one I've come across. In some ways the interface is quirky, but it does the job well enough.
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Jul 21, 2002, 06:16 AM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Camelot:
<strong>the simplest email client is already installed on your system - it's called 'mail'.

At a terminal prompt, mail will check your local mailbox for any messages and let you read/delete/reply to them. It's fairly crude from a GUI perspective, but it works. Since mail only checks your local mailbox, you'll need some way of getting your mail from your ISP/other mail accounts, for which most people would use Fetchmail (already installed on your system, too). man mail and man fetchmail should get you started.

A richer mail client is <a href="http://www.mutt.org/" target="_blank">Mutt</a> which will handle POP3 and IMAP mailboxes as well as local mail. This is probably the best all-round non-gui mail client.

The advantage of these mail clients is that they open instantly, and consume zero CPU resources when they're not actively processing mail. This means you can either open them once and leave them in the background or open them (quickly) any time you want to get/send mail.

If you truly want a GUI mail client, Bare Bones' <a href="http://www.barebones.com/products/mailsmith.html" target="_blank">MailSmith</a> is probably the most compact one I've come across. In some ways the interface is quirky, but it does the job well enough.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">The assumption is that this is a Classic MacOS problem, being in the Classic forum...

Mail Siphon.
     
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Jul 21, 2002, 04:33 PM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Cipher13:
<strong>The assumption is that this is a Classic MacOS problem, being in the Classic forum...

Mail Siphon.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">True, if it weren't for the fact that "I use OS X 95% of the time" and he's looking for a "simple Email program (but more than telenet and less than Outlook)" - I don't know anyone that would consider a telnet option under Mac OS 9.

I do see your point, though.

However, I still stand by MailSmith as an option. It's carbon and the same application will run under Mac OS 9.x and OS X. I haven't tried it but I would assume it's possible to use the same mail file in both environments, so your look, feel, and access to mailboxes/folders remains constant.
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