Mail reader & spam

Cousin Stanley cousinstanley at
Tue Oct 21 15:16:48 CEST 2008

>> ....
>> You might try the python-based  XPN  news client at ....
>> ....

> Hi, I tried it out.  I like the layout definitely, plus the feel 
> of it, colors, etc.  
> It doesn't do the things I named that I like though.  
> It's threading is buggy and watch flags don't propagate
> consistently.  

  I've never had any problems at all with message threading 
  using xpn ....

  Since I've always used  Keep SubThread  instead of  Watch SubThread,
  I have no personal experience with the  watch  flags ....

  When using  keep  flags, new messages in a thread do have to be
  toggled on, so perhaps the the  watch  flags behave the same .... 

  Such toggles are easily achieved by setting desired keystrokes
  in the  file found in the  xpn_src  dir ....

> And there isn't any less spam.

  Fortunately, the groups I read including this one
  have a very tolerable  spam/content  ratio although
  it does fluctuate from time to time in some groups ....

  Perhaps some design concepts/components from  spambayes  which is
  also open source and python-based could be integrated with xpn 
  to help diminish spam problems ....

Stanley C. Kitching
Human Being
Phoenix, Arizona

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