>I'm a newbie to Linux and have begun migrating away from the Mac. As
>such, it is hard for me to give up all my graphical tools, esp. Eudora
>(offline mail reader) and my offline news reader. I'm wondering, do
>similar tools exist for Linux? Or while I have to run them under Windoze?
use popclient for retrieving the mail, sendmail for posting the mail (the
same protocols [pop3/smtp] uses eudora). I start them automatically once
I dial up. popclient will transport the mail to your local mailbox where you
can read them with any mail tool you want (even graphical).
there are several packages for getting the news offline. I wrote one myself
wich automatically deletes the read news and retrieves the new news from the
nntp-server and stores it into the standard files on the system. once you
retrieved the news from the nntp-server you can use ANY news reader you want
(I think xrn must be a graphical one) wich is configured for reading the
for more information on my news package, extended popclients, reading WWW pages
offline ... have a look at