ELOQUENT 2.01 README

Eloquent is a full e-mail and news agent that caters to the needs of everyone
from novices to power users.  All your messaging needs - composing and sending
e-mail messages and news posts, reading and filing e-mail, and reading Usenet
news - can be done conveniently and easily with Eloquent.  There is no need
for a myriad of add-on programs and utilities.

If you currently use other mail agents, making the transition to Eloquent is
simple.  Eloquent is compatible with NeXT's Mail.app and will read and write
Mail.app mailboxes and addresses.  You can exchange NeXTMail with other NeXT
users, Sun mail with Sun Mail Tool users, or exchange MIME or uuencoded mail
with users on other platforms.  Pine and MH users can also use Eloquent with
no trouble since Eloquent will read, write and create Pine-compatible
mailboxes and addresss books.  It will also use your existing MH mailboxes.

Version 1.0 had many useful features that simplified user's lives, like
sorting incoming mail, extended searching capabilities, the ability to save
composed messages for later editing and delivery or posting, and smart
mailboxes that would perform actions - such as replying to messages or
redirecting them to another address - for you.  A full listing of features in
version 1.0 is given in the Eloquent 2.0 release notes.

Now, Take 3 has increased the capabilities and usability of Eloquent in
version  2.0.  The first thing that you will notice in 2.0 is the new look.
Many parts of the UI have been redesigned to make it more attractive and
easier to perform common tasks.  Eloquent extends the level of customization
that is available to the sophisticated user, while decreasing the amount of
configuration required.

Version 2.0 introduces the Eloquent Browser.  The Browser replaces the former
Mailboxes and Newsgroups panels.  Because of its hierarchical structure, you
have access to mailboxes and newsgroups in multiple folders on your computer,
or remote servers (through POP, IMAP and NNTP). The Browser is similar to the
File Viewer in the Workspace Manager, so you're already familiar with the
environment, and will be able to access mailboxes, newsgroups, local and
remote hosts, and other files that Eloquent uses, as easily as you locate
files in your own Workspace.  The Browser also lets you create groups of
unrelated items, so that they can all be accessed from one place.

As connectivity becomes more important, it won't be unusual for you to need to
use mail and new services on multiple hosts.  Eloquent provides for this by
allowing you to access mailboxes and newsgroups from more than one remote
server at the same time.  Eloquent will even retrieve your mail from multiple
system mailboxes, and save your usernames and passwords (if you want!) so that
it can log in for you.

The viewer concept has also been expanded in 2.0.  A shelf has been added to
the viewer for easy access to commonly used mailboxes and newsgroups.  There
are more configurable options available - including changing which headers are
summarized in the columns of the message list, reversing the order of
messages, sorting messages by threads, and showing message sizes in a mailbox
(with large sizes highlighted).  Once you have a viewer configured the way you
want it, you can save it, so that the same customized settings are then
available for all your mailboxes and newsgroups.  You can configure system
wide viewers, or create specialized viewers and assign them to individual

The copy on this ftp site has been archived with tar and compressed with gzip.
Untar and ungzip it, and copy the Eloquent.app to an appropriate place (such
as the /Apps folder in your home folder).

If you have run Eloquent 1.0, read the Release Notes before installing this
version.  There are instructions in the Release Notes that you will need to
follow to set preferences, read NeXTmail mailboxes, and use your previous
address book.  The Release Notes also list all the new features in 2.0.

When you double-click to start up the application for the first time,
Eloquent's license panel appears.  Either enter your license key, or if you
are running it in demo mode, click the Demo button.  In demo mode, Eloquent
adds text to mail messages and news posts you send, indicating that the
message was sent with a demo program.  It puts up a panel every three minutes
that requires you to type in "demo" to continue using the program.  No
features have been disabled in the demo - it is fully functional.

Before sending any messages, you will need to enter your e-mail address in the
Send Preferences panel (Choose Info > Preferences from the main menu).  To
learn about using Eloquent, you may want to open the on-line  Help, and start
with the Introduction to Eloquent.

There are some sample viewers included with this demo to provide examples of
the different ways viewers can be configured.  Copy the viewers to a permanent
directory (such as ~/Library), and open them by double-clicking.  (You may
need to log out and back in after installing Eloquent before viewer files will
be recognized by the Workspace Manager.)  A mailbox or newsgroup can be opened
in a viewer by dragging it from the browser over the area of the viewer just
below the shelf.  (See the Help entries "Open a newsgroup" or "Open a mailbox"
for more information.)

The software can be made fully functional by entering a license key obtained
from Take 3.  More information on licensing Eloquent is given below.
Please direct any questions you may have to Eloquent_support@take3.com.
(Use the pre-addressed message under Info > Support)

We welcome comments and bug reports.  Use the Info > Bug Report menu item to
send your exciting suggestions or insightful observations to
Eloquent_bugs@take3.com.  We think Eloquent is a great app, but your
suggestions will help make it even better.

The evaluation version can be made fully functional by entering a license key
obtained from Take Three.  Choose Info > license in the main menu to review
the license agreement.

Pricing: $175
We do not offer educational institution or student pricing.  Contact Take 3
for volume discounts.

Eloquent 2.0 is compatible with Intel, Motorola, HP-PA RISC and SPARC
architectures running NEXTSTEP 3.1 or higher.  There is also a version for
Motorola running NEXTSTEP 3.0, available by request (contact Take 3).

Technical Support:
We will provide limited support at no charge for 30 days.  Support after the
initial 30 days will be charged a per-request fee.  Send questions about
Eloquent to Eloquent_support@take3.com.

Take Three accepts Visa, Mastercard, purchase orders or International Postal
Money Orders.  All payments must be made in U.S. dollars.

Sales Tax:
Michigan customers add 6% sales tax.

Use any of the following means to place your order:

  	(9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST)


	Snail Mail
	P.O. Box 40
	Cedar MI 49621

Please provide the following information when ordering Eloquent:
1.  Your name
2.  Organization
3:  Full mailing address
4:  Telephone number
5.  Fax number
6:  E-mail address (also indicate whether or not you can accept
	NeXTMail, and the maximum message size)
7:  Number of licenses you wish to purchase.
For Visa/Mastercard Orders:
8:  Name on the credit card
9:  Card #
10: Expiration date
For purchase orders:
8:  P.O. or reference #:
9:  Billing address (if different than above mailing address.)

****Return Policy****
If you aren't happy with your purchase of Eloquent for any reason, immediately
discontinue use of Eloquent, send us your license key, media, and a request
for a refund, up to 30 days after your initial purchase.  We will happily
refund your money, no questions asked.

If you have a question that this document does not answer, direct questions to

Eloquent is a trademark of Take Three
NEXTSTEP is a trademark of NeXT Computer, Inc.

These are the contents of the former NiCE NeXT User Group NeXTSTEP/OpenStep software archive, currently hosted by Netfuture.ch.