birding-aus Re: Email spell-check

To: (Syd Curtis)
Subject: birding-aus Re: Email spell-check
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 08:56:00 +1000
Dear Syd and others,

Yes, I normally draft long e-mails on the word processor, spell-check them,
and then cut and paste them to Eudora. But on Saturday I was just raving
striaght into Eudora, so that my typing went to pieces. Also I didn't have
the time to correct everything, and if I'd had just a little more time I'd
have added this quote from John Aubrey (C17):

'I have not had time to polish, but I think the matter will commend itself'.

I know that EudoraPro has a spell-checker, but Scrooge here wants a FREE
e-mail program with a spell-checker (I use the freeware EudoraLight). Last
time I looked at Tucows (freeware/shareware archive,,
click on PC and whatever OS you have, then follows the link to 'mail
utilities') I think there was a a program called Pegasus which had a
spell-checker, but I haven't had time to download it and fiddle with it.

I have an old computer and I know I could use Netscape products (indeed in
older versions the e-mail was packaged with the browser), but in the later
versions the program has got so big and unwieldy that it seems to take
about a week to open just the broswer, and I don't have the patience to try
this with the Communicator.

[By the way a friend has shown me a neat little broswer (Mac only at the
moment), which is less than 1Mb, opens in a flash, has options to suppress
pop-ups and banners, and, once in a PC version, I imagine, will just take
over, can't remember the name unfortunately].

John Leonard

John Leonard (Dr),
PO Box 243,
Woden, ACT 2606,

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