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Lynx compatible free email service

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 13:32:27 -0400
Message-Id: <199904121734.NAA29770@smtp-gw.vma.verio.net>
To: "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Some may consider this off topic, but I think many on this list will pass
the information on to those that could use it.  It was news to me.

In Maryland, as in many places, we are fortunate enough to have free
text-only dial-up access to the Internet throughout the state provided by
the public library system.  Ours can be found at URL:

Free email, as you know, is offered by many companies.  For the most part,
these are NOT compatible with Lynx via dial-up or telnet.  Sailor has this
to say about the free services currently available:
"These sites are not optimized to work well with text-based browsers,
Sailor does not recommend these services to people who use Sailor Lynx."
(from URL:  http://sailor.lib.md.us/docs/freemail.html)

After trying several, and posting elsewhere, I finally found URL:
Which works fine!  (There is also www.eudoramail.com which has nearly the
same interface.  Both are operated by Lycos).

For the record, accessing these free email services from a local version of
Lynx is NOT a problem.  The incompatibility only arises when Lynx is
running on a server that you are accessing via telnet or dial-up. 
Supposedly, version 2.8.2 will clear this problem up.

Bruce Bailey, DORS Webmaster
Received on Monday, 12 April 1999 13:34:10 UTC

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