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Here's some software for your PC. It's all free to copy and use. Enjoy!

So far, I've included these here:

     Mystic Mail - PGP Made Easy (PGP, Pretty Good Privacy)
     FontEdit - LaserJet SoftFonts (no, can't do TrueType)

More have been distributed elsewhere and will soon be here, like:


By the way, this Internet stuff costs real money. How much do you think you'd be willing to spend to retrieve one of these? A dollar? A dime? Please let me know what you think.

Virtually Yours,
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John G. Derrickson

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Using Procmail On A Linux Virtual Domain Server

JaDy(tm) Mystic Mail - PGP Made Easy

(PGP, Pretty Good Privacy)
(needs PGP version 2.6.2)
online help (~68kb)
download JaDy Mystic Mail with VBRUN300.DLL
(about 6 minutes @28.8 kb)
download JaDy Mystic Mail
(about 3 minutes @28.8 kb)
(note: these files contain the latest version 1997.0413)
JaDy(tm) Mystic Mail is a Windows program for private email. Now 
it's easy to use the PGP encryption data security system with    
public-key RSA and DES. Single click of Mystic Mail icon         
automatically encrypts/decrypts your mail. Works with any email  
system. Needs VBRUN300.DLL and PGP version 2.6.2. Get PGP from   
http://web.mit.edu/network/pgp.html on the World Wide Web.       
Registration is $1 for notice of new developments.               

Free to copy and use.

JaDy(tm) FontEdit

JaDy(tm) FontEdit

(for HP LaserJet softfonts)
help screens (~115kb)
download JaDy FontEdit
(about 4 minutes @28.8 kb)
(note: this file contains the latest version 1993.0727)
JaDy(tm) FontEdit version 6.1 by John G. Derrickson, provides the 
power to build and alter fonts for HP-compatible laser printers.  
It edits softfonts, using a mouse (optional) and the numeric key- 
pad for omni-directional cursor control, with full access to all  
definition parameters.  It functions under Windows and in plain   
DOS.  It supports all screen formats: monochrome character        
displays, AT&T 6300, Hercules graphics, CGA, EGA and VGA.  Many   
users of laser printers haven't graphic displays; FontEdit can    
simulate graphics using block-graphic symbols.                    
   Despite the many available laser fonts, not all symbols are in 
all fonts.  For example, most fonts do not include the copyright  
and trademark symbols.  With FontEdit, users can include any      
symbol into their favorite fonts.                                 
   FontEdit is featured in The Font Problem Solver, a "how-to"    
book by David D. Busch, twice winner of "Best Book" from the      
Computer Press Association.                                       
FontEdit supports myriad editing capabilities.  The function      
menus are immediately productive.  All functions are displayed as 
needed for full editing power with instant on-screen context-     
sensitive help.  (Support is offered by phone, email and mail,    
but few users have felt the need.)  Users can change pixels of    
characters with auto-scrolling for grids too big to fit on screen 
and zoom to several magnifications.  Cursor control is managed by 
any combination of the normal cursor-control keys, the numeric    
keypad as an eight-direction control, and a Microsoft-compatible  
mouse.  Special effects include bold, ghost, incline, overlay,    
re-size, shift and negative image.  Fonts can be combined and     
split, copied, flipped, inverted, output as raster graphic file   
and printed for a sample sheet to analyze and catalog.  Fonts can 
be converted between fixed and proportional.  Utilities are       
provided to convert portrait to landscape orientation and to      
build character width tables for MS-Word, PC-Write and XyWrite.   
   The most significant change in the previous version is support 
for a Microsoft-compatible mouse.  Other changes include:         
 * support for non-graphic displays; now everyone can edit fonts; 
 * enlarged editing area; 3/4 screen is dedicated to editing;     
 * printed reference card depicting help screens and edit menus.  
Version 6.1 fixes several irritating problems reported by users:  
 * preserve left offset of newly drawn image;                     
 * allow use of setup without need to first save file;            
 * prevent file corruption when combining fonts.                  
And, version 6.1 adds these features:                             
 * new setup function to specify screen colors;                   
 * user specification of cell width and height;                   
 * block graphic display can be used with screen-graphic modes.   
FontEdit is a mature product.  It is used worldwide, supporting   
the special needs of international communication in a mixed-      
language environment.  Foreign words and names are printed in     
their glyphic splendor.                                           
   FontEdit has been used to develop special symbol sets, like    
the ZODIAC font by Psychic Planner, Inc., included with FontEdit. 
FontEdit is well-behaved.  It is fully self-contained -- no extra 
files to maintain -- so installation is simple.  It does not      
modify itself nor any system files, so virus scanners are not     
confused.  It does not bother the user with pleas for money nor   
warnings of criminal behavior.  It will not terminate abnormally; 
it protects the user's efforts, and changes can be saved anytime. 
FontEdit is not simply shareware.  It is not public domain.  It   
is not freeware.  FontEdit is commercial software.  FontEdit is   
Copyright 1989 John G. Derrickson.  All rights reserved.          
   The author has coined a new word, EvALUEwARE, to describe this 
special type of commercial software.  He defines EvALUEwARE to be 
the full-featured product offered free -- as a marketing technique
-- expecting satisfied users will purchase future versions.       
   The author recognizes that computer software holds a unique    
position in the publication universe.  Computer software is easy  
to copy.  Computer users often copy programs, unaware they may be 
violating copyright law.  The author will not risk making his     
customers into unwitting criminals.  Therefore, he permits users  
to copy and distribute freely.  In fact, FontEdit is available    
from bulletin board systems and software library distributors.    
   The author is so confident users will love FontEdit, they will 
purchase the newest version.  Furthermore, as incentive to        
purchase, he offers customers free softfonts, utilities, printed  
reference card and those who report problems get a free update.   
   He thinks of this as a money-back guarantee before-the-fact.   
System requirements for FontEdit are: an IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2 or  
compatible computer with any display type, 264K RAM, MS-DOS 2.11  
or later, HP LaserJet+ or compatible printer, and a 3-1/2" or     
5-1/4" disk drive.  A Microsoft-compatible mouse is optional.     
JaDy(tm) FontEdit is available as file FONTJD.EXE from the        
CompuServe IBM Hardware Forum (IBMHW), the GEnie Home Office/Small
Business RoundTable (HOSB), other bulletin board systems, and from
The Public Software Library (800 242-4775), Public Brand Software 
(800 426-3475) and other distributors.  FontEdit is included with 
the book The Font Problem Solver: How To Install And Use Type With
Your Software And Printer, PC Edition, by David D. Busch,         
published by Business One Irwin, Homewood, IL, ISBN 1-55623-506-2.
   FontEdit version 6.1 is available for $30 (check, cash or      
money order, U.S. dollars; price includes first class mail, air   
mail internationally) from: John G. Derrickson, 834 Chestnut St.  
#1204, Philadelphia, PA 19107 U.S.A.  For American Express,       
Discover, MasterCard and Visa orders, call The Public Software    
Library at 800 242-4775 or 713 524-6394, by FAX at 713 524-6398,  
by CompuServe Email to 71355,470, or by mail to PsL, P. O. Box    
35705, Houston, TX 77235-5705.  Please specify disk size and item 
#10393 when ordering.  Questions about the order shipment status  
and technical support should be directed to John Derrickson.      

JaDy and EvALUEwARE are trademarks of John G. Derrickson
Copyright © 1997 John G. Derrickson - 2002DEC27