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NoOp glgxg at
Thu Sep 8 17:48:34 UTC 2011

On 09/08/2011 07:09 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> On 09/07/2011 09:51 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> You might want to give it a try. Load up your Thunderbird, add a new
>> nntp account (I use SeaMonkey but Thunderbird is similar: Edit|Account
>> Settings|Account actions etc. The newsserver is and then
>> subscribe to this list: gmane.linux.ubuntu.user
>> Note: when you first subscribe this list has over 247 thousand posts&
>> and you'll be given an option to download all (they are only headers) or
>> 500. I recommend downloading all (it will take awhile) and then you can
>> read posts back to 2004 (threaded no less).
>> If you need help setting that up, google it first (or check the archives
>> here - easy via subject search on nnt) and then come back if you still
>> need help&  I'll be more than happy to detail the steps.
>> Gary
> Gary and the others that replied, thanks for the info.  I actually have 
> a couple of gmane subscriptions but only to some OS/2 usenet groups I 
> still read.  I had never done it for email lists and was wondering how 
> it worked.
> One final question. Do attachments come through?
Yes. As long as attachments are allowed on the list - no problems
sending or receiving.

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