Reply to post: Re: I am fairly sure

Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: I am fairly sure

"You could have read the article and realised that he was using the UNIX 'mail' application on a VT (aka dumb terminal) - likely a text only one... Some apps *did* run on VTs and offer the +/- idiom (ISTR trn did that) 'mail' most definitely did not."

The article isn't explicit about this.

All we're told is:

Server: Unstated on Linux -> Exchange on unstated (but a Windows server of some vintage)

Client: Unstated -> Outlook

Desktop: No information

In fact, at the technical level we're not even told half the story. If this is indicative of Newt's communication skills it's no wonder there were problems.

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