Re: [SI-LIST] : list archives, digest, newsgroup

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From: Jim Freeman (freeman@broadcom.com)
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 10:14:03 PDT


I also much prefer the email approach. There are a lot of issues that come up
in a timely manner through ordinary discussions and are very helpful in my day
to day work. I DON"T want to have to search thru a news reader. That is boring
and often is so old by the time I get to it, is not useful. Fo those who want
this feature, let them generate it and maintain it outside of the present
arrangement.

Thanks
Jim Freeman

"Stubbs, Jason" wrote:

> I agree,
>
> I'd rather keep it as a mailing list. It is possible to have a closed
> newsgroup, but that involves hosting the group on a closed access news
> server..don't ask, cos I don't know how it's done, but I know it can be done
> because my company has such a thing for internal newsgroups.
>
> If you want to separate the si-list emails completely, I would suggest
> signing up for a personal email account. I have an IMAP access email
> address (I don't use it for this list, but I do use it for other stuff)
> which lets me use Outlook Express (Available on any Windows PC) to connect
> to the mailbox instead of having to use a web based client.
>
> If you're interested, go to www.myrealbox.com
>
> Jason
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ingraham, Andrew [mailto:Andrew.Ingraham@compaq.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 8:34 AM
> > To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
> > Subject: RE: [SI-LIST] : list archives, digest, newsgroup
> >
> >
> > > Maybe not, but from the volume it's getting to be a good idea.
> > > (Yeah, I know -- spam. Nobody promised easy.) I have a
> > > mail system that makes automatic filtering into groups easy.
> > > At home. At work, SI-List traffic would drown out important
> > > stuff, and I doubt that I'm alone in that.
> > >
> > > Anyone interested in starting the ball?
> >
> > Personally, I prefer Mail to News. For one, Mail is more
> > permanent. For
> > another, Mail delivery seems to be a heck of a lot more reliable than
> > Newsgroup delivery. Third, can Newsgroups be made restricted
> > access, so
> > spammers don't destroy it?
> >
> > Also, I find that it's real easy to filter anything with
> > "[SI-LIST]" in the
> > subject and throw it into my SI-LIST mail folder, so it
> > doesn't drown out
> > everything else while I'm at work. OK, not everyone's mail
> > system lets them
> > do that. Maybe you can convince your employer to give you a
> > second mail
> > account to use just for high-volume,
> > work-related-but-not-strictly-for-work
> > internet mail?
> >
> > If it got to be really bad, I might subscribe to the DIGEST
> > version, but I'm
> > not there yet.
> >
> > Andy
> >
> >
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