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MMD and AOL
By Debbie Legg

Hi Will and other AOL users, I too am an AOL subscriber. I prefer it when the digest comes as an attached file since I save the digest to floppy disk. This way I can review at my leisure any information on the digest without being on-line and also without filling up hard drive space.

When MMD is an attached file I simply click on 'download now.' In less than 30 seconds it's stored on my hard drive. I sign off AOL, double click My Computer (Windows 95), double click C drive, then AOL3.0, AOL download, and there it is ready to view or move to the floppy. Sounds like a lot of double-clicking, but after you've done it a couple times it goes real fast.

When MMD is not an attached file, I agree, it is quite convenient to just read it online. However, if you want to save any info it takes more steps than the above.

Yes, I realize that saving the MMD is redundant considering that the archives are available. I just like the quick access afforded by not having to log on-line.

Debbie Legg

[ Editors note:
[
[ I didn't know my service was different. I simply dial-up my
[ service provider and say "Get the Mail", and all incoming messages
[ are immediately transferred from the host to my computer. I read them
[ after disconnecting. During the same connect session with the host
[ I can use web browser and ftp services too, all simultaneously !
[ I've been able to handle all the email for the Digest with average
[ connection time of only about 20 minutes per day for everything. (The
[ 'phone calls with Jody are a bit longer! ;-) I was very fortunate to
[ find a telephone service at five cents per minute within California,
[ since Jody lives 90 miles from me.
[
[ The Eudora email program splits long messages like the Digest into
[ two or three segments, and stores all mail in a special filing system
[ with a *speedy* text search capability. I use this often to locate
[ a letter or Digest containing a previous mention of a thread. Attach-
[ ments, like Midi files or image files, are put in an ordinary desktop
[ folder labeled "Attachments."
[
[ -- Robbie


(Message sent Wed 12 Mar 1997, 14:25:20 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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