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Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 01:13:17 CET 2007


On 29/11/2007, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 08:07:46 -0800 (PST), Francesco Pietra
> <chiendarret at yahoo.com> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>
> > Do you know if "free" yahoo.com allows threaded view for python only? I was
>
>         Ah, now the "real problem" is revealed...
>
>         For example, what you see as a mailing list many of us see as an
> formal Usenet newsgroup (comp.lang.python is mirrored as both Usenet and
> mailing list; and many mailing lists are routed by the gmane NNTP server
> so even they can be viewed as news-groups).
>
>         Regardless of what Google/Yahoo/M$/AOL want you to think, using a
> web-based mail client is typically the worst way to follow mailing lists
> and/or news-groups; much better to use a decent client program that can
> download posts in the background, then sort/thread/filter them as
> desired.

With the exception of Gmail. I really could not follow 20+ high volume
lists (such as Python, PHP, Fedora, MySQL, OOo, and some other very
high traffic lists) without Gmail.

Dotan Cohen

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