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Many of our readers have kindly responded after we reviewed some email software called The Bat earlier this week. You may remember that La Registra was clogged to the gills by the unexpected present of a 20MB PowerPoint presentation that downed us and Windows 98 towards the end of last week. As well as a number of emails pointing us to other email software which is easy to use and do the trick, we've also received some other suggestions that also do the trick. One reader said it is possible to use Outlook to get rid of huge attachments: "I use Outlook Express 4.5 for Mac. In the account setup, click the advanced tab, and put a checkmark next to "Allow online access" and click OK. This will show the email server at the left from then on. When you click on it, a list of what is actually on the mail server will be displayed. It does not download the attachments. Just click on the email and hit delete. The file will be deleted directly from the server. I can't imagine the Windows version of Outlook not having this capability (but who knows with Microsoft). You might look for it to prevent having to download and run another program." Another journalist wrote to us to recommend That Web, which claims to allow you to access your email anywhere in the world. He said that a similar problem had occurred to him when he was in Berlin a month ago -- someone unkindly sent him a 1MB PDF file while he was trying to download his mail over a GSM connection. A couple of people suggested we use the Messenger module of Netscrape, which seems to perform similar functions to Ye Batte. And here's one for the techies among you. Several people sent us this solution: #telnet mailserver 110 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. +OK QPOP (version 2.x) at vr1-workhorse1 starting. <14666.945696403@vr1-workhorse1> user james +OK Password required for james. pass ******* +OK james has 7 messages (396563 octets). list +OK 7 messages (396563 octets) 1 3042 2 3712 3 2371 4 2708 5 3443 6 26040000 7 2619 . dele 6 +OK Message 6 has been deleted. quit +OK Pop server at vr1-workhorse1 signing off. Connection closed by foreign host. # This reader added: "If you're using Windoze, you may need to put local echo on the client because that telnet client that ships with windows couldn't get any worse unless they made the font white. (on white). "Obviously you can then connect with your normal client and download the rest of your messages with the offending one deleted." Thanks to all of you who took the trouble to help. ® See also The Bat flies out of Microsoft Hell

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