NNTP and thunderbird-related lists
mnyromyr at tprac.de
Thu Jul 29 06:35:00 UTC 2010
Dan Mosedale wrote:
> What's still not clear to me is whether having all mailing list messages
> filtered to another another folder works for you or not. Does it? If
> not, is that because the "unread" count & "unread" status of the folder
> also bubble up to the visible & audible representations of the account
> in the folder pane and dock?
Configuring mailing lists costs a lot of time:
- subscription for each list is usually separate (with separate
usernames/passwords etc.) and out of process (via web) or clumsy (pseudo
double opt-in etc.)
- you need to set up additional (folder/tag) structure to keep them
- you need to set up custom filters to move them into your structure
- you get spammed by mails
- replies need careful handling due to widely varying to/cc/list-*
header configurations of mailing lists
Newsservers usually(!) have a server wide login (if at all), are
readable on your request (pull!), have a fixed folder structure, a
standard way for replies, etc.
Newsgroups pay off in setup cost (as compared to lists) from the second
group you subscribe on a server.
> * newsgroups have lower barriers to entry and exit than mailing lists,
> which is helpful since one often doesn't know how valuable a
> subscription will be before subscribing?
> The reason I've put "something about web archives" here is because I'm
> unclear how the more general statement you've made applies to the
> specific cases we're talking about here. Our primary archives for
> tb-planning and tb-enterprise are Google Groups. Is it your feeling
> that they are insufficiently reader-friendly?
Google Groups is a badly searchable and badly readable, because almost
all mechanisms of a good newsreader are missing (like killfiles,
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