Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Can I script Outlook Express or Eudora?
Author: Wesley Felter Posted: 9/6/1999; 5:35:07 PM Topic: Can I script Outlook Express or Eudora? Msg #: 10640 (In response to 10622) Prev/Next: 10639 / 10641
I'm tempted to say that this is part of Microsoft's plan to convince everyone to use Outlook. It worked on me!
I don't think there's any reason why mail clients shouldn't use fast, scalable databases. This seems to be hindered by some people's desire to have backwards/sideways compatibility (AFAIK Eudora uses the same ancient mailbox format as most Unix mailers) or the perception that a real database is really expensive; that may have been true at some point, but in a few years it won't be.
I figure that the mental effort to decide whether or not to delete a particular message probably costs more than the disk space necessary to keep the message, so why delete messages at all?
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Can I script Outlook Express or Eudora?, Nick Sweeney, 9/6/1999; 6:26:40 PM
- Real database behind email front-end, Dino Morelli, 9/6/1999; 9:01:40 PM
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