little survey on email habits

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Nov 19 19:00:23 UTC 2009

Florian Diesch wrote:

> Aart Koelewijn <aart at> writes:
>> I don't understand why people use email for this list when there is a
>> perfect newsgroup, gmane.linux.ubuntu.user, for it. Using that it will
>> not clutter your mailbox, and using a newsreader like Pan you get good
>> treading. I started reading this list by email but soon switched to the
>> newsgroup, I find that much more comfortable.
> Using Gnus and procmail it doesn't make much difference for me if it is a
> mailing list or a news group.

That's rather backward - you lose all the advantage of nntp by converting 
everything to email.

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