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Re: lists.debian.org vs google groups

On Monday 03 April 2006 18:45, Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
>On 2006-04-03, kamaraju kusumanchi penned:
>> The advantages I see are
>> (1) A web interface to subscribe/unsubscribe and change
>> mail/digest/no email options. So we will not see those unsubscribe
>> emails.
>Disadvantage: It requires using a web interface to post.  Everyone who
>enjoys using a browser form rather than their own customized text
>editor, raise your hand.
Notice I'm typeing with one hand while sticking some brocoli in my face 
with the other.

>> Is there anything that can be done with lists.debian.org that cannot
>> be done through google groups?
>Sure.  Right now I use gmane to read d-u.  That means that I can
>actually view it as a newsgroup.  I don't think that is possible using
>google groups.  You also lose the power of all of the filtering that
>can be done via procmail, maildrop, etc.  I bet a lot of long-time
>posters here have developed all sorts of ways of processing these

Iiiieeeuuuuupp.  procmail is the ticket.  OTOH, verizon seems to stop 
quite a bit, my nightly SA report only averages about 5% spam in my 
incoming, or less than 70 spam msgs in a given day.  Apparently they 
haven't found my gmail account yet, its activity, after proving it 
works, has been zilch.

Cheers, Gene
People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word
'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's
stupid bounce rules.  I do use spamassassin too. :-)
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Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.

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