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is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ?
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D.J.
2021-09-17 14:30:31 UTC
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I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.

I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.

I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.

Does anyone know if they are still in business ?

Thanks.
J. Clarke
2021-09-17 15:17:09 UTC
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I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.
I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.
I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.
Does anyone know if they are still in business ?
Their servers are still up, otherwise I wouldn't have USENET access.
D.J.
2021-09-17 17:27:37 UTC
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:17:09 -0400, J. Clarke
Post by J. Clarke
Post by D.J.
I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.
I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.
I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.
Does anyone know if they are still in business ?
Their servers are still up, otherwise I wouldn't have USENET access.
Thanks for the info.

I also tried to sign up for their Usenet feed, but no go for that
either.
Francis S
2021-09-18 14:53:17 UTC
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:17:09 -0400, J. Clarke
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Post by D.J.
I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.
I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.
I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.
Does anyone know if they are still in business ?
Their servers are still up, otherwise I wouldn't have USENET access.
Thanks for the info.
I also tried to sign up for their Usenet feed, but no go for that
either.
If they did, it happened recently. I bought a Forte license a few
months ago for use in Wine.
D.J.
2021-09-18 16:18:16 UTC
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I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.
I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.
I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.
Does anyone know if they are still in business ?
Thanks.
I just called them, only got voice mail. I left a message wth my email
address, and said I had emailed them it has been 7 days.
Bud Frede
2021-09-19 00:12:31 UTC
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Post by D.J.
I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.
I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.
I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.
Does anyone know if they are still in business ?
Thanks.
I just called them, only got voice mail. I left a message wth my email
address, and said I had emailed them it has been 7 days.
They seem to have stopped development on it years ago. Even then, they
were dragging along cruft and poor design choices from the Windows 3.1
days. Amongst the fatal flaws for me was that it didn't handle
cross-posted articles properly from the beginning, and it has always
lacked a good editor.

It at least had some utility back when I was still using a dialup
modem. I'm not and it doesn't. :-)
D.J.
2021-09-20 15:25:29 UTC
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Post by D.J.
I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.
I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.
I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.
Does anyone know if they are still in business ?
I telephoned them on Saturday. I got voice mail, left a message.

No reply yet. Looks like I'll have to look elsewhere.
D.J.
2021-09-21 20:37:40 UTC
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I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.
I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.
I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.
Does anyone know if they are still in business ?
Thanks.
Well, nothing back. So I guess I have a few days left to use this,
then I'll have to use something else for a newsreader.
D.J.
2021-09-21 22:47:39 UTC
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Post by D.J.
I realize this is a bit new for here, but I need some help with this.
I tried purchasing a copy of Forte's newsreader software, and their
website hiccuped and said the order couldn't be processed.
I sent them an email via their contact page, no reply in 5 days.
Does anyone know if they are still in business ?
Thanks.
Well, nothing back. So I guess I have a few days left to use this,
then I'll have to use something else for a newsreader.
And I have heard back. Their order page was broken.

Hurrah !
Jeff Gaines
2021-09-22 07:44:30 UTC
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Well, nothing back. So I guess I have a few days left to use this,
then I'll have to use something else for a newsreader.
And I have heard back. Their order page was broken.
Hurrah !
Pity they don't update Agent to use IMAP which is essential in these days
of multiple devices, otherwise it was my first email/newsreader and
technically way out in front.
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Jeff Gaines Wiltshire UK
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