March 2001


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Geoffrey Duke <[log in to unmask]>
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Departmental Technology Coordinators <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 26 Mar 2001 13:29:39 -0500
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Announcement: IT Network Standards Group inquiry into
email client software

Dear Colleagues,

The IT Network Standards Group is exploring email client software. Email
is now a primary means of communication for students, staff and faculty at
UVM. A reliable, full-featured email program is a necessary tool. The
options available haved changed significantly since that that major change
in email software support.

We will be looking at a number issues, including but not limited to:

  o support for Eudora (v. 5)
  o support for Outlook Express

Geoffrey Duke will be coordinating the standards process related to this
inquiry. See <>
for details.

We hope you will take a few moments to respond to this topic and the
questions below. Your comments don't need to be lengthy, but please share
any thoughts or experiences that you think will help us in this process.

To respond, reply to this message and check the To: field. If it isn't
<[log in to unmask]>, please change it so your response goes to
Standards Group's forum.


What software do you currently use for email?

What do you like about the email software you use?

What don't you like about your current email program?

What features do you need in email software?

Do you read your UVM email at home? If not, would you like to?


Thank you for your time and helpful feedback. Communications about this
Standards Inquiry are conducted on the open it-standards listserv, with
archives at <>.


Coordinator, IT Network Standards Group

Geoffrey Duke, Computing Analyst II
Computing & Information Technology
University of Vermont