GroupWare & Learning Orgs LO11619

John Farago (
Tue, 31 Dec 96 19:10 GMT0

Replying to LO11565 --

In-Reply-To: <>

Rick asks at the foot of Ben's message:
> [Host's Note: How are these facilities available to everyman on the net?
> Rules and Folders are available in Eudora Pro. Other email packages? But,
> I don't know where to find threaded messages, except where it is specially
> provided, for example in the Learning-org web pages, in a Notes
> discussion database, etc. ...Rick]

I use an off-line reader: 'Virtual Access' from Ashmount Research Ltd.,
London. It is available for PC but as far as I know not for Apple. Mine
is a single user version, but it ideal for local networks and includes
facilities for local conferencing. It also connects me to my Compuserve
account and to the UK 'CIX' conferencing system (similar to Compuserve).
Messages are downloaded fast in a 'blink' and then sorted automatically as
soon as the download is completed. It automatically encodes and decodes
mail file attachments. I suspect many of these features are available in
Eudora, Pegasus, etc.

I download all individual e-mail messages (not digests) and they are
automatically routed by mail rules which select according to key words in
the message to various folders including one for <learning-org>. Any
message marked by Rick: 'in reply to LOxxxx:' is automatically threaded to
the message to which it replies, using a very simple procedure to create
an appropriate 'mail rule'.

Display options allow me to select at the click of an icon 'chronological
mode, thread mode (showing the 'tree structure' of threaded messages) or
root mode and to zoom individual messages to full screen. Also to show or
hide those long 'headers'.

I can get full details when Ashmount return from New Year Holiday or may
be you can search for them on the web.

Happy New Year, Rick (it was great to meet you in London) and to
learning-org readers and contributors. Thank you all for a lovely learning

John Farago

-- (John Farago)

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