Re: [NTLK] Email and the Newton

From: R A Parker <Quadzillanet_at_SBCGlobal.NET>
Date: Fri Dec 05 2008 - 16:11:00 EST

On Friday, December 5, 2008 at 1:54 am Ryan Vetter wrote:

> I know this has been done over and
> over... best way to do Email on the
> Newton.
> I got to thinking, why not just log in
> in a browser on the Newt, and forget the
> Email programs all together?


Typically, you will need to login to your web based email with the web browser. That will slow things down. Then you will need to cut & paste your message (and the to: address) into the submit fields. It can be done as an alternative but it is an extremely slow and funky way to do it.

Email with Mail V using your address book is sooo... natural.

> The major problems I see with using
> Email apps on the Newton are:
> Not enough space to store messages (in
> this day and age particularly)

The idea is to NOT use your Newton for permanent email storage. Set your email to send/delete/log the outgoing messages.

Next, I always Bcc: Myself. This allows my Mac to retrieve a permanent copy of all my sent emails.

Also, I use various filters (first on my Yahoo!, then on my Mac, and also on my Newton) to help my Newton limit what it tries (or has) to download... upon retrieval of my emails from my various accounts.

> No SSL support for POP/IMAP, so secure
> connections are not possible, which
> cancels out many popular email providers

Yep... but there will always be some sort of "non-secure" server available for a long time to come. I'm not worried.

> If one is to do Email, MailV is the way
> to go...

I also recommend putting GoFetch on your Newton. It enhances Mail V with a Backdrop Button and a Notes Stationary (plus a few more things).

> Am I correct in these points?
> Any other tips
> should I try Email on the Newt?

Nearly all my personal email is done on my Newton, with my cell phone as a secondary reader. I'll use my Yahoo! also to read HTML emails and my Mac as a permanent archiver.

I've been emailing with my Newton since... hmmm... 2005.


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