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    Need Email Equipment (IE 6.0)

    I have a friend who doesn't like computers, but who is becoming open to having some equipment that will allow them to get & send email. I have heard that there is equipment that does just that (as opposed to buying a whole computer), but I have no clue what it is called so that I can do a search. I also need to know what ISP's(?) are available. Would Juno be appropriate for someone like that?
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    Re: Need Email Equipment (IE 6.0)

    A couple years ago there was a rush to do these little e-mail appliances; I remember one named "Audrey" and a couple of competitors. But I think they mostly died out. Nowadays people who only need e-mail are more likely to use their cell phones and PDAs (either Palm based or Windows based handheld computers) with a wireless data account. This is nowhere near as convenient as having a real keyboard (accessory keyboards might be available), and the ability to access attachments is limited, but it's another option. A low-cost PC probably still is the best platform for e-mail. It could be set up to start the e-mail program automatically so it seemed like an e-mail machine, but I guess there still would be lots of ways to lose time messing with other things.

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    Re: Need Email Equipment (IE 6.0)

    Thank you for the response. These people have no cell phone and don't know what a PDA is. I don't think they would know how to deal with much of anything. I'll check further to see if anything is available at all, that would actually work for them.
    I appreciate your input.
    Julia

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    Re: Need Email Equipment (IE 6.0)

    Julia,
    I've seen these things, though like most computer users, I didn't take the time to look at it. Just now I did a Google search for "Email without a Computer" and got a list of them.

    Errol

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    Re: Need Email Equipment (IE 6.0)

    Thanks, Errol,
    I went to the Google search you sent me and went to several of the sites there and printed what they had. I will give these to my friend and see if it entices them at all.
    Thank you very much,
    Julia

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