Re: newsgroup, instead of mail list?
On Fri, May 22, 1998 at 07:21:24PM -0500, Ed Cogburn wrote:
> I have to agree here. Remember, this mailing list is being used by people
> new to Debian and probably Linux as well. A 'real' newsgroup would be better
> than a simulated one for those of us who can't/won't use something like emacs
> with gnus.
> The other thing I like about a real newsgroup is that my newsreader
> downloads just the headers of messages and not the entire message. It downloads
> the whole message only if I want to read it.
> Finally, I wouldn't have to explicitly set the reply-to address to make sure
> a reply goes back to the list and not just the individual who wrote the message
> I'm replying to.
I think a good mail reader addresses most of these issues. mutt has threading,
for example, so it's not that different to a news reader. Also with the reply
thing, mutt has three reply options -- r for reply to the author,
g to reply to everyone who the original was sent to (ie the list and yourself
in this case), and L to reply to the mailing list. (You have to tell it
the names of your mailing lists.) And you can give it a list of all your
folders (using procmail or sortmail to sort) and it can go through each
showing you the new messages, just like tin/nn.
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