Information access and flow LO11477
Tue, 17 Dec 96 12:06:37 -0800

Replying to LO11438 --

>Date: Sun, 15 Dec 1996 15:40:04 -0500

>What I've asked for is an E-Mail that at least says, "there's new stuff
>on the web, go read it." What I prefer is both an E-Mail with the
>information, and permanent access to the information on the web.

At HP we have a service called PC-Common Operating Environment that
downloads a common suite of software to everyone's desktop when they log on
every morning. That suite includes cc:Mail and the Netscape browser.

With that in place, we now also have the capability of sending an cc:Mail
message to someone and to embed in that message a hot-link to a web site.
Double clicking on that hot link invokes the browser and sends us
immediately to the information we want; no need to retype some archaic URL.

It's a nice combination of push-pull service.

[Host's Note: This is also a feature in new versions of Eudora Pro and
other email packages, provided you are connected to the net. Also, when
people read LO msgs on the LO web site, any links in the msgs are live.

    Joe Podolsky

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