NNTP and thunderbird-related lists

Simon tanstaafl_bh at netzero.net
Thu Jul 29 19:13:36 UTC 2010


Karsten Düsterloh wrote:
> 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
> organized
> - 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

Just a heads up for anyone who isn't aware - the new Mailman 3, while
not yet in beta, is actually getting closer, and will supposedly have a
working nntp gateway, so maybe the plan could simply be to move to
MM#+nntp once it is viable, and get the best of both worlds?



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