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  • From: Thomas Olenio <>
  • To: Ginda Fisher <>
  • Subject: Re: ads on the [nafex] list
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 00:40:59 -0400 (EDT)


You should check with you ISP and see if they offer PINE for reading
email. It offers nothing but straight text reading, and your email never
leaves the server. It is much faster, and you never see any ads.

No risk of ever getting a virus with pine either, as all you email work is
done on your ISP's server.

It is simple to learn, but since the world seems to demand a graphical
user interface, most people will not be bothered with it.

That is the only true means to avoid email problems.


Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a

On Sat, 27 May 2000, Ginda Fisher wrote:

> Tom,
> I don't mind the little text ads at all, and I don't mind "still" banner
> ads much, but blinking banner ads that set cookies seem excessive. I've
> been playing with my mailer settings to see if I can get rid of them.
> So far, the best I've been able to do is to not view attachments at all,
> but that tends to render whole messages illegible - with this option
> set, your last e-mail showed up as below.
> I may go back to getting the "digest", which seems to strip out
> attachments automatically, but makes it hard for me to refer back to an
> interesting post.
> Do you know if such aggresive ads are common? I have a feeling that
> "free" e-mail services will be getting more expensive in the future.
> I hope you had as pleasant a day as I - this is the traditional start of
> the gardening season here in Massachusetts, and the weather was
> perfect. Planted tomatoes, treated the sad blueberries, and did some
> non-fruit gardening as well.
> Best,
> Ginda Fisher
> Tom Olenio wrote:
> >
> > Part 1.1.3 Type: Hypertext Markup Language (text/html)
> > Encoding: 7bit

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