Re: Test mail

From: Per Jessen (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 15:22:23 EST

>On Mon, 30 Jul 2001 13:38:02 -0400 (EDT), Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
>On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
>> Banning Outlook isn't so bad. Assuming you are stuck with Windows,
>> you still have many choices. Netscape/Mozilla and Eudora would be
>> the obvious choices. I think you can get pine. Emacs has been
>> ported to Windows, so you have the rmail/gnus stuff. Surely you
>> can tolerate at least one of these many choices.
>The problem is that in plenty of large companies not only are you stuck with
>Windows, but you're also stuck with either Outlook or Notes because of
>corporate decisions (i.e., Exchange or Domino). Trust me; been there, done

And me. And in reality there is nothing really wrong with that. The world
isn't black and white - it's not Windows or Linux either. For a corporation
of eg. 20.000 Windows desktops, you need a lot of convincing to switch the desktop
to Linux. Even if one of your core products is Linux based.
The fact is that your corporate desktop has little or nothing to do with your
products. Get it ? If that WERE the case, a lot of the corporations still
writing and shipping OS/390 software would have a serious problem.
(been there and done that too)

So, please, don't blame Outlook in this context - it IS a user problem - Outlook
is just a *relatively* innocent mail-client.

Per Jessen, Zurich

Windows 2001: "I'm sorry Dave ... I'm afraid I can't do that."
(borrowed from

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