|Webex Mail Client V1.0||mman...@umiami.ir.miami.edu||8/8/95 12:00 AM|
I would like to announce the Webex Mail Client for use on the WWW. Webex is a
collection of perl scripts that gather and format your mail for reading on
the web. Webex can be downloaded at:
Here's the first couple of paragraphs from the README file.
Webex v1.0 -- by Matt Mankins (mman...@mail.arc.miami.edu)
--Webex is a collection of programs designed to gather electronic mail.
So what, I have Pine.
--Here's the difference: Webex uses your favorite WWW client as its end-user interface.
--Yeah. So now you can embed hypertext in your email messages.
Formatting is nice. Images too?
--Yep. Everything an HTML file can do. With Webex we are throwing away the
Hmm. Well, what else is there? I can see you smiling, eager to show your new toy.
--Well, since you asked. It does folders. Looks in your home directory for the
--Ok. Here's a cool one. It uses Raph Levien's <ra...@cs.berkeley.edu> Premail as a
--You obviously are oblivious to the best mail related program since they did away
Hey, but then what about security.
--As with any networked environment security is an issue. In this initial release,
Did you just say gamut?
I bet it's really expensive.
--Nope. Free, with a capital F, underline the ree.
So what do I need to make it work?
--Well, aside from the compressed tar file, you need to have at least Perl 3
--So, do you want to know how to install?
Well, first, digame: Can I read my mail if I'm not on a machine that is also