[X Newbies] OSX not dial-up friendly

Florin Alexander Neumann alexn at ica.net
Wed Sep 24 09:24:10 PDT 2003

On Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003, at 11:09 Canada/Eastern, Deb Hagen wrote:

>> System Preferences > Network > Internal Modem (or whatever modem 
>> you're using) > PPP > PPP Options > Disconnect if idle for n minutes.
> Why can't there just be a checkbox to "disconnect after getting the 
> mail" like I used to do in Outlook Express?

Because getting mail is a function of Mail.app, not of the OS 
networking software. You don't buy railway tickets at the airport, you 
buy them at the railway station.

> It seems that OE wins in this category, IMHO!

So use OE -- or whatever mail client you like. It's got nothing to do 
with 'not dial-up friendly'.


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