Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Feb 12 20:42:46 CET 2009

Terry Reedy wrote:
> andrew cooke wrote:
>> A quick search on "imap nntp" turned up this list that might be useful -
>> although I wonder when it was written
>> because I remember using Aaron's RSS to email aggregator when RSS was
>> new(!).
>> It mentions gmane, though, which certainly still exists (I assume it
>> carries this list too).
> Yes.  For everything possible, I read and post via gmane.  Gmane mirrors 
> technical mailing lists.  As near as I can tell, posts via gmane go to 
> the mailing list first, for whatever filtering the list does. Conversely 
> then, gmane only posts the filtered output from the mailing list.
>  >  And this page suggests you can read gmane via
>> nntp -
> works fine.
>> Aha!  yes!  It;s in the FAQ :o)
>>   Can I read news via secure NNTP (nntps)?
>>   Yes. Point your news reader towards nntps://

I just switched my Thunderbird gmane account to snews... and [x] use ssl 
and it seems to work ok.  It did, however, reset everything to unread.

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