Nathan Andelin wrote:
The perception is that email comes to me. The reality is that I must
launch an mail client - and the client must retrieve messages from
the server; normally at regular intervals.

What is the difference between launching an email client vs. going to
a Web forum? Furthermore, the network is the same (the Internet).

When I launch my email client, it collects messages from ALL of my
subscribed message lists and conveniently organizes them in a manner that
I've specified, ready for my perusal. With web based forums, I have to visit
each one individually.

I use both, and find advantages and disadvantages to each. I find the email
service such as to be less of a hassle, so I stay more current
with them. I check the messages that I've received from on a
daily basis, whereas I don't usually bother logging into a web based forum
like System I Network for months at a time.

John Taylor

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