• QWK reader for Windows 10 or 11

    From Skylar@VERT to All on Wed Jun 12 17:45:39 2024
    Does anyone use a QWK reader in Windows 10 or 11? I used a couple in the early 90s but haven't stayed around the scene long enough to bother with one since then. I've started looking for one but I'm disappointed with the ones that I have found.

    MultiMail - I'm just not a fan of MM.
    BlueMail - The website listed on the SBBS wiki is dead and a Google search only returned a couple of questionable sites.

    Although I've been a console/command line guy since I met my first love in 1981 (a Commodore PET), I'd prefer a GUI QWK reader. I found TitanMail, which is ok but lacking in features and documentation. I don't see any way to use, let alone configure, keyboard shortcuts for simple things like next message, next message in thread, mark thread as read, and so on.

    And yeah, I could download the source and hack on it. But I have enough side programming projects that I'd rather be working on and have been sitting on my hard drive, notepad, or swishing around in my head just waiting for me to get a round tuit. ;)

    Thanks

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Skylar on Thu Jun 13 08:00:00 2024
    Hello Skylar!

    Although I've been a console/command line guy since I met
    my first love in 1981 (a Commodore PET), I'd prefer a GUI
    QWK reader. ..

    Not a QWK reader but a GUI point system: Winpoint.

    http://winpoint.org/



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  • From Skylar@VERT to Ogg on Thu Jun 13 16:32:13 2024
    Re: QWK reader for Windows 10 or 11
    By: Ogg to Skylar on Thu Jun 13 2024 08:00 am

    Not a QWK reader but a GUI point system: Winpoint.

    I don't know much about Fidonet, except to read messages. From a quick search, I think this would only be helpful if I was a Fidonet node, which I'm not.

    But at least it has an aress book!

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Skylar on Thu Jun 13 17:25:29 2024
    Re: QWK reader for Windows 10 or 11
    By: Skylar to Ogg on Thu Jun 13 2024 04:32 pm

    Re: QWK reader for Windows 10 or 11
    By: Ogg to Skylar on Thu Jun 13 2024 08:00 am

    Not a QWK reader but a GUI point system: Winpoint.

    I don't know much about Fidonet, except to read messages. From a quick search, I think this would only be helpful if I was a Fidonet node, which I'm not.

    But at least it has an aress book!

    One only needs to be a "point node", which just means you need a sysop to set this up for you on their end. It's pretty quick and easy.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Skylar on Fri Jun 14 07:12:00 2024
    Hello Skylar!

    Not a QWK reader but a GUI point system: Winpoint.

    I don't know much about Fidonet, except to read messages.
    From a quick search, I think this would only be helpful if
    I was a Fidonet node, which I'm not.

    No. As a point, you would still operate as an individual user.
    All you have to do is ask at your favourate BBS if they would
    set you up as a point.


    But at least it has an aress book!

    I have used it primarily as an node lookup too. It's a good
    one.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to SKYLAR on Fri Jun 14 09:31:00 2024
    I don't know much about Fidonet, except to read messages. From a quick search, I think this would only be helpful if I was a Fidonet node, which I'm not.

    But at least it has an aress book!

    One only needs to be a "point node", which just means you need a sysop to set this up for you on their end. It's pretty quick and easy.

    I have a couple of points that I host, and I point Dovenet to one of them.

    If you can figure out the software, you are welcome to point from here.


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  • From Skylar@VERT to Dumas Walker on Fri Jun 14 15:51:18 2024
    Re: QWK reader for Windows 10
    By: Dumas Walker to SKYLAR on Fri Jun 14 2024 09:31 am

    If you can figure out the software, you are welcome to point from here.

    Thanks for the offer. I'm going to stick with QWK for now.

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