OT: usenet reader software

Martin S shieldfire at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 07:28:27 CEST 2014


Is there a point to still use Usenet? Last time I checked noise overwhelmed signal by a factor of something close to 542.

(Just curiou) 

/martin s

On 18 Jul 2014, memilanuk <memilanuk at gmail.com> wrote:
>On 07/18/2014 02:45 PM, Sturla Molden wrote:
>> memilanuk <memilanuk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Used leafnode way back when... correct me if I'm wrong, but if
>memory
>>> serves its a small news spool /server, not really a client/reader
>type
>>> application.  Used to be popular back before slrnpull came about.
>>
>> Leafnode is an NNTP proxy server. It allows you to filter messages on
>> headers, etc. Just run Leafnode and tell Thunderbird to use localhost
>as
>> NNTP server. Whomever you plonk with Leafnode's killfilter will never
>be
>> seen in Thunderbird.
>>
>
>Ah... I see.  Guess I never explored that facet of leafnode's
>functionality.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Monte

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