Sorry it has been a day before I reply, however getting the digest version delays my response somewhat. I take my hat of to people who deal with the deluge of individual emails each day!
Will said: "But if this works like boards.ancestry.com or www.genforum.com then if you post via the email, your posting does not show up integrated into the boards. So some information is lost unless we have also an archival engine that saves all emails, integrating them into archived forum posts to re-form the consistent thread...." I think there are better solutions out there. For example searching the web (having web access allows staff to find solutions for your company!) I was able to find this http://phorum.org/ - "Phorum is a web based message board written in PHP. Phorum is designed with high-availability and visitor ease of use in mind. Features such as mailing list integration, easy customization and simple installation make Phorum a powerful add-in to any website." It is also very common for newgroups to have mail integration e.g. http://gaffa.org/faq/faq_1_2.html Keith upton said: "How about company/department policy? And why can't I do my job properly without having access to the web?" How do you access the IBM Online features such as the Knowlege base, Availability index, online call management etc. etc. How do you keep up to date with the latest technology. Find information patches for your OS/ Software / Hardware. The list goes on. I really can not see how I could do my development job without this essential tool. Company /department policy can be changed, if you can show that the company gets benefits, such as fixes found quicker / questions answered quicker. No one is saying every person in the company needs web access. Maybe one web access terminal is shared by a number of people. This avoids the complaint that people are surfing the net not working. Talking of working.... James Hogan Sungard -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users