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Poll 84: Most primitive way you've ever read e-mail?

Total votes: 1227

Outlook Express: 255 (20.8%)
pine over SSH: 190 (15.5%)
Yahoo/gmail/etc over a graphical browser: 175 (14.3%)  
more /var/spool/mail/$username: 162 (13.2%)
mail(1): 114 (9.3%)
mailx over telnet: 96 (7.8%)
tcpdump port 25: 64 (5.2%)
vi: 61 (5.0%)
cat and the Scroll Lock key: 44 (3.6%)
elm: 38 (3.1%)
Yahoo/gmail/etc over lynx: 14 (1.1%)
Download to Thunderbird: 14 (1.1%)

Well, I'm forced to conclude that Outlook Express is the most primitive method of reading e-mail. :-) Several people wrote to say I forgot to include telnet to port 110. Yeah, I forgot. Whoops.


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