Abe Mathews 59bassman at
Mon Dec 13 03:30:09 CET 2004

I've got mine delivered to a gmail account.  For me, it was much
easier than trying to find a NNTP host that would allow me to check
remotely (many ISP's don't).  Set up a filter so that everything that
comes in from the list is marked "Python".  Star anything that looks
promising, delete the rest.

I've yet to use more than 6% of the total allowed space.

Abe Mathews

On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 19:52:10 -0500, Francis Lavoie <francisl at> wrote:
> Egor Bolonev wrote:
> > On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 14:57:50 -0500, Francis Lavoie <francisl at>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Do we need a special account or something to use the newsgroup
> >> instead  of the mailling list?
> >
> >
> > why we use newsgroup instead of mailing list?
> 1. to keep my mail separated from the python discussion.
>     And this mailinglist/newsgroup is quite big, 150 messages a day, is
> a lot of mail to go trough.
>     It is easier to delete all mail without deleting my own one when I
> want to. Sometime there's subject I dont have answer or dont interest
> me. Othertime I'm tired or I didn't check my mail for a couple of day
> and it has become huge.
> 2. Better and faster search. Has I said, I dont want to keep all these
> mail in my mail box
> 3. I don't want to be notice 2 time per minute for mail. I prefer using
> it like a forum
>  >Yes, you have to find an NNTP server that carries comp.lang.python.
> It's possible your Internet service provider runs such a news server and
> will let you access it as a part of your subscription (this is the case
> for me). If not then you'll have to contract with a third party news
> service (some of htese are available for free).
>  >Alternatively, take a look at, a mailing
> list/newsgroup interface service which I believe offers an NNTP service.
>  >regards
>  > Steve
> thank you, I was not well informed on how it does work. I though it was
> like a mailinglist or jabber like, just add it in your news section and
> it will connect directly on a news server. But it work now.
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