OT: usenet reader software

alister alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Fri Jul 18 22:27:56 CEST 2014

On Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:10:02 -0700, memilanuk wrote:

> Given the ongoing hub-bub about Google Groups and some recent long
> threads where I *really* wanted to be able to mute/ignore certain
> individuals/subjects... I started looking into other choices for Usenet
> reader software again.  I use news.gmane.org as a mail2news gateway for
> reading a lot of lists besides just this one, and gmane is about the
> most convenient way to do so without being bombarded by emails every
> day.
> I'm on Ubuntu (14.04 LTS, if it matters) and I've been using Thunderbird
> for a loooong time... I've tinkered with slrn off and on over the years,
> tried pan occasionally due to recommendations... but I keep ending up
> back @ Thunderbird.  About the only thing it doesn't do that I really
> want is scoring/kill-files.  Slrn has those, and I do use vim on
> occasion so that worked well enough... but when people *do* post links
> or html it didn't handle that stuff gracefully like Thunderbird.  Pan...
> locks up and crashes often enough to be annoying, and I can't get it to
> display 'Threads with Unread' (i.e. new unread posts *with* their
> associated threads for context) - just 'Unread' or 'everything'.  Never
> messed with gnus... emacs was never really my thing.
> Guess where I'm going with this is... is there anything out there worth
> trying - on Linux - that I'm missing?

apart from an issue i had with multiple postings (due to a setting change 
i made) I have never had any issues with pan

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