Re: How does anyone keep up with this list?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Mays) writes:
For those interested, you can also do this with gnus. As far as gnus
is concerned, for most purposes, mail and news are the same thing.
> (1) Old messages will expire automatically and can easily be archived
> automatically using standard Usenet methods.
For mail groups, this is controlled by the gnus group parameter
total-expire. By default, gnus won't expire any of your mail groups,
but you can change that, though gnus still won't expire articles that
you've marked as interesting in some way.
> (2) You can use the automatic threaded features of news readers, which
> are usually easier to configure than mail readers.
gnus treats mail just like news for most purposes, so you get this for
free, though I will be the first to admit that gnus isn't the easiest
thing to configure (depending on what you want).
> (4) If there are several persons on your local network who follow the
> more popular public lists, like debian-user or debian-devel, you can
> save bandwidth and disk space by setting up a news server for your
> network and subscribe the gateway to the news server, instead of
> subscribing each person to the lists.
That's a case where setting up a news server would be a win, though
I'd still use gnus to access it :>
Rob Browning <email@example.com> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930