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On 07/19/2012 03:33 PM, Mirosław Zalewski wrote:
On 19/07/2012 at 07:02, NoOp <> wrote:

IMO, reading/replying to a high volume mailing list via

IYO, what is wrong with reading/replying to a high volume mailing list via 
I must have missed something in past year or so.

It's a waste of resources - network and diskspace. If the email client
doesn't have an option to read only subject headers first, then the
email(s) must be downloaded via the user's email client (or web client)
before the subscriber can view the message. With nttp services like, the subscriber can view all of the archived threads (well,
most all - I see back to Harold Fuchs 10/09/2010 msg: OT:Get Gmane
"User" Going. All of the messages are shown threaded (my option). You
only view a message when you click on the message subject, same for
responding. Once I've viewed/responded to a message (to view or or
respond), I can elect to have those messages saved on my hard drive for
offline viewing.

To each their own. But to me, as I subscribe to over 50 mail lists
across 6 different nntp (and usenet servers), and am active 8-10 per
day, and nothing but the subject headers gets downloaded unless I click
on the message. nntp is the only way to go (IMO). Imagine trying to do
the same on a dialup and/or metered service.

I have the advantage of the mail list email subscriber in that I can:
- view and compose a response off line,
- archive sent/received msgs directly
- search the same sent/received msgs for content, author etc.
- I can view sort & search my lists threaded, by subject, by date, by
sender, by recipient, etc.

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