[mythtv-users] Mailinglist usage ?

David Schmidt david.schmidt.in.dallas at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 14:10:00 UTC 2007

Perhaps you didn't see where several others suggested it, so I will
again.  Gmail *really* is an excellent option for lists like these:

1) Unlimited free addresses, so you can have a separate email address
for each list (or like I do, per "list group"--I use this same email
for the MythUser and MythDev lists--nothing else).

2) None of you space used--just Google's (and they've got it to spare)

3) Huge quotas (I'm only using 542 MB (19%) of my 2823 MB quota, been
on a while, deleting nothing).

4) Great threaded view.

5) Great search (feels quicker and more precise than Gossamer)

6) Read what you want and leave the rest unread.

7) "Star" tag posts you know you'll want later (like good production
cases when you're still doing proof of concept, HD stuff when you're
still doing SD, etc).  One click and only the Starred conversations
come up.

8) Often collapses/folds quoted material (from people who don't trim)
into a single line which you can expand if needed.

Just suggesting....

On 3/1/07, Erland Isaksson <erland_i at hotmail.com> wrote:
> It feels a bit stupid to subscribe all the time when I only read the one
> or two times a month and then I often use search to find the thing I am
> looking after. There is no chance I will read every post that comes in,
> there is to many posts on this list is compared to the time I am willing
> to spend reading them.
> The ideal solution for me would be if Gossamer made it possible to click
> on an "answer to post" link when looking at a message. If this was
> possible I could subscribe be able to post answers but I could turn of
> the mail delivery and only do the reading on Gossamer.
> According to the answers so far I understand that you all subscribe all
> the time and have filters that puts the messages in a separate folder
> and maybe also have this folder configured to delete mails older than 30
> days.
> I'm running my own mail server, so I am already using postfix to put the
> mails in a separate folder which works pretty good, so I think it would
> be quite easy to also add some script as suggested that deletes old
> mails. It is really no problem to store all the mails, it just feels a
> bit stupid to do so when I know I am never going to read most of the
> information.
> I guess the main issue is that I am not used to the mailing list
> handling and felt that I might be missing some smart way of handling it.
> But as it seems there is no clever tricks besides that you don't have to
> save old posts.

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