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Re: need a newsreader with decent filtering

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 03:32:53PM +0000 or thereabouts, s. keeling wrote:
> Arthur Marsh <arthur.marsh@internode.on.net>:
> >  Hi, I've given up on Thunderbird for newsreading (ISP's news server,
> >  news.mozilla.org and news.gmane.org for things like Debian lists) given
> >  that it won't support filtering on newsgroup cross-posts any time soon, but
> >  have had trouble finding an alternative.
> slrn?  You'll still see multi-posts though (identical posts to
> separate froups).  It's character based (like mutt), can be used with
> GnuPG, has hooks for scoring, handles multiple servers easily, threads
> well, & etc.

slrn with leafnode and probably slrnpull, (don't know about the latter, as
I've never used it) can have the preferences set so that cross postings
won't be downloaded initially. I have Leafnode setup to not download
postings with more than 2 cross postings.

slrn's filtering is quite powerful, and with Leafnode, one can access
more than one nntp server. I wouldn't use anything else -- I've tried
others, but I keep going back to slrn/leafnode.

The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first.
		-- Blaise Pascal

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