[CQ-Contest] Pre-emptive QSLing - was:Contesters and LOTW

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Fri Aug 10 11:18:24 EDT 2007

I'm of the same mindset.  I like to use plain-text only e-mail. And my ISP 
has one of those "dinosaur" holdouts still available - direct text-only 
dialup or SSL access using the PINE program. That way, I can read my 
e-mails, reply to them (as I'm doing now) and delete or save for future 
downloading. I've never gotten an e-mail virus due to this approach. I 
know what's in them before they actually enter my computer and delete any 
I don't need to save or suspect has objectionable content.

I also sometimes use an earlier version of MAILWASHER (back from the days 
when it was free).

73, Zack W9SZ

On Fri, 10 Aug 2007, Steve Harrisonusa wrote:

> Not to change the subject TOO much; but this really got to me:
>> The technology to do this has been available for years. Sometimes
>> I just don't understand why the Amateur Radio Community often
>> continues operating in the dark ages of communications (like
>> using email "Reflectors" when "Forum Boards" are so much more
>> efficient and organizationally useful).
> Personally, I positively, absolutely HATE "forums". I belong to as few as
> possible and hardly ever frequent the few to which I belong. As far as I'm
> concerned, html e-mail and "forums" are the two largest bandwidth-wasters
> around. Plain-text e-mail and plain-text e-mail reflectors, OTOH, are
> efficient, consume little bandwidth, make it really easy to archive
> information of interest, and do the job of commuicating with others very
> admirably without tossing in all kinds of endless bells and whistles for
> which I never asked and have little or no use.
> Steve "Dinosaur" K0XP

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