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The real problem is poor app design. In many cases, programmers take an application that runs on a PC and try to cram all of its features into the app that runs on a smartphone. A smartphone has a much smaller screen and limited input methods, resulting in an app that is full-featured, but difficult to use. They would do better by only including the features that you have to have on a smartphone, leaving the rest for the PC.
For example, Microsoft Outlook allows you to set rules that define the folders where e-mails are stored. This functionality exists on the PC version, but not on the smartphone version.
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wow, normally I have problems changing 1 word in a text message (trying to get the stupid cursor to the right place with old bent fat fingers - anoying).
but I'm impressed somebody would actually edit a doc on a phone, always thought it was some sort of joke. again I'm too old for that - at least that's my excuse [for anything too hard]:
for me stuff like that has to wait till I get home/actual office and can use a normal keyboard etc.
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I'd never use it to create a doc or do serious editing, it's way to clunky for that. However for reading it is fine and making minor edits like changing a word or two isn't impossible.
Waiting to get home/office for a normal keyboard would still be my preference but sometimes I don't have the time or luxury due to one or two semi important customers and their randomly self created deadlines.
Thanks for that. I know of Thunderbird, but it being a bit all-encompassing, it may be a tad heavy for 2 GB/16 GB. One of its good points, though, is that I can put the data file on my 200 GB D drive. It seems some of the free ones don't let you do that.
I found it, downloaded it, and installed it - not! Despite all sorts of magical rites, slaughtered chickens and diabolical incantations it absolutely refused to install multiple times - although the icons did manage to show up on the desktop. I subsequently went on a hunt and found Claws-Mail - reputably with a very small footprint.
It installed right away, and I will get back to y'all later about whether it was worth the effort.
I ran into a problem with thunderbird on my, I admit nearly 5 year old, windows 10 machine. Every now and again it was unable to get my gmail stuff although I could see emails were received on the gmail web page. In essence on some days it worked while at least 1 or 2 days during the week it did not.
I played around with various email clients but none of them met what I needed.
In the end I tried the built in mail client in Windows 10.
It took a while to sync the 400MB of email data accumulated over the years but in the end it does exactly what I need it to do: a simple basic email client without any bells or whistles which in contrast to thunderbird has not missed a beat yet ( 3 weeks or so ).
I do not know how much the footprint is but it is built in so it probably does not add all that much once you activate it. Reportedly it has a lot less functionality than Outlook so it may require less memory.
Not sure if it will meet your needs but personally I like it for now.
So yesterday I go up in the morning to find that I was getting an Authentication Error on my home Wifi. Sure enough, my password that I had for at least 2 years didn't work.
I called up my ISP which rhymes with Denture-y Fink. To make a long story short, they changed something and now they do not allow spaces to be in a password phrase. They had to reset my password because I couldn't get in with my disallowed passwords any more.
My question to you who deal with security is, do you restrict what characters can be in a password? and why?
There is nothing worse than a user raising a support issue because their "password doesn't work". 99% of the time they just don't remember it.
Allowing a password to have spaces is more prone to user error, especially when it starts or ends with a space. So I can see why they might not want to allow spaces.
But don't go too far... one site I used recently doesn't allow special characters at all! Only letters or numbers, so this means your password cannot be as complex as you might want it to be (which is definitely a security concern).
I have found a several places don't allow you to end the password with a number which increases when reset Password01, becomes Password02 etc. back to the Dilbert Cartoon where you have to have squirrel noises in your password...
I'd agree - no spaces, but any other printable character in the Unicode set is fine (including hieroglyphs, squirrel noises, and the blood of a virgin (only available in the "Cthulhu" font).)
Only spaces and control codes are forbidden.
What annoys me more is people who decide that only "." and a single "@" is allowed in email addresses. Domains can legitimately contain "-", and mine does. Some sites just puke up at the sight of one ... which means a trip to mailinator to sign up (then change the email address and it generally works)
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