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Re: no response from listmaster

On Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:07:40 +0800, Bret Busby <bret.busby@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14/12/2015, Dan Ritter <dsr@randomstring.org> wrote:
> <snip>
> > You have two major choices, neither one of which is what you
> > want to hear.
> >
> > 1. You can subscribe via some other address. GMail, Fastmail,
> > whatever. Let other people handle your mail for you, for money
> > or not.
> Why not simply take up that suggestion?
> ...
> So, to me, the simple solution, is to use something like a gmail
> account, for your mailing lists messages.

I have not ruled out that idea.  In theory, the most trivial solution was to
just reinstate my existing subscription, which had been working nicely for
nine years.  It has not been so easy after all.

What I like about my existing setup is that all of my mail gets deposited
locally on my machine.  I can read most (but no longer all) of the text with
a simple "mail" from the command line.  This is the easiest way to read and
archive my mails in the style I've developed and prefer.  If I could have
gmail forwarded to an account on my local machine, that would work well.  If
I'd have to always read it in a browser, I'd be less happy.  I won't take the
time to research alternatives like this unless I can't revive the system I

> I am curious as to why you are apparently defying your employer, and
> running a particular mailserver using your employer's resources,
> against the instructions/wishes of your employer, and, why your
> employer lets you get away with so defying your employer.

I did in fact say that my employer "wishes I didn't run a mail server at
all".  That was really a guess; they have never said that to me.  What they
have done is ask me a couple of times to defend my practice.  I've done that,
and they have never asked me to stop the server.  I've run my own mail
service since I started here in 1985, originally with Bitnet and uucico.  My
employer does explicitly allow personal use of their mail resources as long
as the use is not burdensome or for personal profit.

> And, why can you not use a gmail account (or, a similar, free webmail
> account), for mailing list subscriptions, at least, in the interim?

I may look into that if my preferred solution fails.  I can also just read
the threads at the archives or gmane sites.

Thanks for your helpful suggestions and inquiries.

> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia

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