Feeds

YOU'VE GOT MAIL, DEAR

Now, how about a nice cuppa?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Email app outfit FamilyMail has released an idiot-proof email program which is "specifically designed for parents who do not use email and are concerned about computer security".

What FamilyMail 8.3 is actually designed to do is let your granny - who still believes that if there is no bulb in the bulb holder and the switch is on then electricity will leak from said holder - to interface with technology.

Indeed, FamilyMail's blurb notes: "Many senior citizens avoid learning to use a computer because they're overwhelmed by the complexities or just do not want to spend time learning how. FamilyMail allows these people to cross the digital divide and stay in contact with the younger generations."

The programme can be installed by "children or grandchildren with average computer skills". It then "bypasses confusing Windows logon procedures, and simply dials the Internet and downloads email".

Simple as that. Presumably, FamilyMail immediately thereafter offers alerts such as "YOU'VE GOT MAIL, DEAR. YES, EMAIL. ON THE COMPUTER" and "LET'S STICK THE KETTLE ON FOR A NICE CUPPA BEFORE DOWNLOADING THIS TROJAN, SHALL WE?"

You can buy FamilyMail v.8.3 online for $29.90 or €29.90 at http://www.familymail.com. Rich Tea biscuits are not included. ®

Related stories

New PCs for old people
Suing grannies for MP3 swapping - will it start in the UK?
'Silver Surfers' day targets the over-50s

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.