Michael Keppler schrieb:
I would not call that lame. But if you know that
you use a mail reader
with bugs, why don't you just switch to another one, instead of
requesting everybody else (virtually the whole world) to make some
changes on their side? Although you asked your question very politely,
that attitude seems to be a very selfish one.
If you want to call a desire to communicate selfish, I cannot dissagree with
Just FYI: until now, I was not aware that the problem was (only) on my side.
And, as a matter of fact, I am still not entirely convinced it is.
It could very well be that my e-mail client is handling Brion's messages to
strict, it could also be that my e-mail client is not handling Brion's
messages right. It could also very well be that it is just an
incompatibility issue between the two mailclients. I don't know. But I know
one thing: you don't know what is happening at all until you raise the
issue, and that is just what I did.
And, for the record: I know my mailclient contains bugs. So does yours and
any other client, for that matter. There ain't no such thing as bugfree
The messages with subject "MediaWiki automated test run failure" proove that
every day. (oddly enough, I can read those messages with no problem...).
Tjipke de Vries
The fact that every larger piece of software has bugs is a fact but it
is not an argument when you discuss behaviour of software. The Outlook
Express software is /designed /to be inferior to the software that you
have to pay for; Outlook. Microsoft also has a track record of providing
non-standard compliant software.
You are right to raise the issue but there have been many reviews where
Outlook Express has been compared with other mail clients. OE is
probably one of the worst choices you can pick. It does not comply to
standards, it is a vector for attacks on your system. All in all it is
just not a great idea to use it. You do not have to go whole hog and
move to Linux or OS-X but something like Thunderbird will improve things
for you even though much of the improvements are under the bonnet. Then
again you do not have to do anything, you can choose to do something