[Nfbmo] Best email system for screen readers

Gregory Hanson blinddragon at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 28 01:01:15 UTC 2009


I have been using outlook express which comes included in internet explorer 
and it works fine for all those things you are concerned about.  Most of the 
services allow you to download your mail right into outlook express and it 
works wonderfully with JAWS.

Check it out...

               "...never tickle a sleeping dragon..."

Gregory Hanson
Sioux City, Iowa

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <danflasar at aol.com>
To: <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>; <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 6:42 PM
Subject: [Nfbmo] Best email system for screen readers

> Hi all,
>      In accordance with the Law of the Inevitability of Behavioral
> Change ("People will continue to do what they are doing until it is
> more painful to continue than it is to change")
> I have finally decided that AOL is simply too painful to continue to
> subject myself to it's intrusive commercialism than it is to learn
> something new.
>     What do y'all find to be the best email program, client, etc.?  I
> have a high speed DSL, a reasonably powerful processor, substantial
> memory and plenty of disk space.
>     I use JAWS.
> Features I want:
> 1.  No huge all-inclusive environment - AOL takes up a huge amount of
> memory, space and crashes VISTA.
> 2.  Ability to perform the same function on groups of messages (delete,
> keep as new, move to folder, etc.)  This can be done in AOL but it
> takes forever.  Worse, if I accidentally click or hit enter on any part
> of any email, the post opens up and all the checkboxes are cleared - ya
> gotta start all over again.
> 3.   Ability to easily reply and forward messages without JAWS going
> otu of forms mode.
> 4.   Hopefully there are no monotonous notices that a housewife lost 30
> pounds by eating nothing but her toenails eppearing as an entry in the
> list of functions such
> as New Mail, Old Mail, IMs, Sent, Deleted Mail, Dieting Houswife,
> Contacts, Brad and Angelina adopt a gorilla, Calendar, Folders and
> Teeth sandblasting toothpaste.
> 5.  I already have a yahoo account, a g-mail account and several
> accounts from my cable company (Charter) - anybody prefer one of them?
> 6.  If anyone knows of a good source for learning about accessibility
> of email systems, that would be helpful.
>       I will appreciate any and all suggestions - other than those who
> tell me where I can shove my email - unless they're really funny.
> Thanks,
> Dan
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