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Forte Agent

Forte Agent is a newsgroup reader that's loaded with features.
Published: May 28, 2006
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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News readers
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Agent 4.1
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A Dr. File Finder Favorite -- Forte Agent

Agent, by Forte,Inc. is a first-rate newsreader and this is a brand new version.Agent has been around for a long time, 1995, and it's always been thenewsgroup program that I've used. The program is fast and efficient andeasy-to-use as well. I think the user interface is very intuitive andthat makes it perfect for users with all levels of experience. You cansee where you need to go at a glance with toolbar titles that meansomething like Action, Folder, Message, and the like. For a full 30-daysyou get all of the features and then, if you don't register, theprogram becomes Free Agent. Free Agent is fine for the casualuser, but you may want to pay the modest registration fee to get thewhole ball of wax. That's what I do.

Agent can handle multiple newsgroup servers, private newsgroups,and email. It also comes with some impressive filtering power so you canget exactly what you want from the newsgroups you subscribe to. It dealswith text and binary newsgroups equally well and even supports "virtualservers." It provides the ability to have the program "pull" in contentfrom multiple servers so you have optimum content with a "virtualserver" -- a very slick option! Agent has quite a few optionsthat you can configure, like the way it deals with headers for example.I personally always use Agent with me in control, but you can also letit work in the background doing the things you've told it to do. And,the ability to do email and newsgroups make it a great two-in-onetool.

Agent, by Forte Inc., is a powerful yet easy-to-use solution for both newsgroups and email. It's loaded with great features and lots of configurable options. You can customize it in so many ways including filters to route your information and different rules for different folders. The program also makes it very easy to find information that's in the program. Search for text in email or newsgroups and find what you're looking for! There are other newsreaders, but to me Agent is the best I've seen. So, it's not only a Pick, but it's also a Dr. File Finder Favorite, and now it's also one of my Favorites of 2005. I hope you'll give it a try and see for yourself just how good Agent is. Check it out - I recommend it!


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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