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is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411038] Fri, 17 September 2021 10:30 Go to next message
D.J. is currently offline  D.J.
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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.
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411041 is a reply to message #411038] Fri, 17 September 2021 11:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: J. Clarke

On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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.
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411043 is a reply to message #411041] Fri, 17 September 2021 13:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:17:09 -0400, J. Clarke
<jclarke.873638@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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.
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411073 is a reply to message #411043] Sat, 18 September 2021 10:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Francis S

On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:27:37 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:17:09 -0400, J. Clarke
> <jclarke.873638@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411078 is a reply to message #411073] Sat, 18 September 2021 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Sat, 18 Sep 2021 09:53:17 -0500, Francis S <whatisemail@mail.com>
wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:27:37 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:17:09 -0400, J. Clarke
>> <jclarke.873638@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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.

They aren't replying to emails. I'll have to call them.
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411079 is a reply to message #411038] Sat, 18 September 2021 12:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
wrote:
> 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.
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411098 is a reply to message #411079] Sat, 18 September 2021 20:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Bud Frede

D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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. :-)
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411112 is a reply to message #411038] Mon, 20 September 2021 11:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
wrote:
> 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.
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411130 is a reply to message #411038] Tue, 21 September 2021 16:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
wrote:
> 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.
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411132 is a reply to message #411130] Tue, 21 September 2021 18:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:37:40 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:30:31 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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 !
Re: is Forte Agent newsreader still in business ? [message #411139 is a reply to message #411132] Wed, 22 September 2021 03:44 Go to previous message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Jeff Gaines

On 21/09/2021 in message <i7okkg5po1p9ug6n4oqd7l6i01kh1ddlcv@4ax.com> D.J.
wrote:

>> 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.

--
Jeff Gaines Wiltshire UK
There are 3 types of people in this world. Those who can count, and those
who can't.
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