Hate to type? Don't write e-mail; say it--using Bonzi Software's "Voice E-Mail," customized applications that neatly slide into America Online, CompuServe, Microsoft Exchange and Eudora Internet e-mail ($29.95).
The limit on a message is one minute, but that's as long as many phone answering machines allow. For added impact, scan in an image (a photo of yourself, your product or company logo) that sits on the screen as your message plays.
Bonzi's program is easy to use (requirements are a sound card and a microphone), and since most of us talk two to three times faster than the best typists type, voice mail is swiftly created.
Are voice messages data monsters? Bonzi compresses a message down to 100KB to 200KB--a minute or two is plenty for uploading and downloading. One hitch: Recipients need the Bonzi voice player to hear your message, but it's a free download, available at (http://www.bonzi.com/freeplay/vemplay.htm).