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ZDNet Gives Communicator 4.5 PR2 the Thumbs Up!

Tuesday September 15th, 1998

Joel Caris writes in with this news: "This is a review of 4.5 PR2 from PC Magazine on ZDNet. It is very complimentary and recommends downloading PR2 no matter which browser you're currently using."


#1 Lose Profiles

by FiSTY <fisty@evolve.nonline.net>

Wednesday September 16th, 1998 11:54 AM

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Something I wish Netscape would do is remove that dreaded profile nonsense. It's a pain in the ass if you have multiple email accounts: you need to restart Netscape in order to check each account.

Then there's the news servers. For each profile, the news servers all use that single email address for the "reply" email.

This is one of the few areas that I think Outlook Express excels. Seperate accounts in single session.

#2 Re: Lose those profiles

by FiSTY <fisty@evolve.nonline.net>

Wednesday September 16th, 1998 11:54 AM

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Something I wish Netscape would do is remove that dreaded profile nonsense. It\'s a pain in the ass if you have multiple email accounts: you need to restart Netscape in order to check each account.

Then there\'s the news servers. For each profile, the news servers all use that single email address for the "reply" email.

This is one of the few areas that I think Outlook Express excels. Seperate accounts in single session.

#3 Re:ZDNet Gives Communicator 4.5 PR2 the Thumbs Up!

by Aleks <awz@home.com>

Wednesday September 16th, 1998 11:12 PM

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I actually find the separate profiles useful. I share a machine with another person and I have another PC in my house whitch is also shared, and profiles allow us to keep completely separate profiles, including email, bookmarks, history and UI settings. You can't do this with OE.

However, I would very much like Netscape to offer support for multiple POP3 accounts in a single profile. 4.5 offers multiple IMAP accounts for a single profile, why not POP3? That would be extremely useful. I don't think it should replace the profiles, but compliment them.

#4 Re:ZDNet Gives Communicator 4.5 PR2 the Thumbs Up!

by Chris Chabot <chabotc@ism.nl>

Thursday September 17th, 1998 6:35 AM

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All nice and well, but the main reason i started loving NS is because it supports linux ... a big deal for me since i design web objects :) and umm .. where is the beta2 of NS4.5 for linux ... and where can i stop b1 from popping up dialogs telling me its about to expire .... sigh....

#5 Re:ZDNet Gives Communicator 4.5 PR2 the Thumbs Up!

by Chris Chabot <chabotc@ism.nl>

Thursday September 17th, 1998 6:36 AM

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All nice and well, but the main reason i started loving NS is because it supports linux ... a big deal for me since i design web objects :) and umm .. where is the beta2 of NS4.5 for linux ... and where can i stop b1 from popping up dialogs telling me its about to expire .... sigh....