On Wed, 3 Dec 2008 22:44:29 -0600 (CST), Kevin Monceaux <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > >> For what it's worth, I've been reading newsgroups with more than 5000 >> messages in Gnus, a newsreader that runs inside GNU Emacs, and its >> memory usage has *never* reached 512 MB, > > I doubt I'd have a problem with newsgroups that small with either tin > or pan. How well does Gnus handle groups with 1,000,000 to 2,000,000+ > messages? My ISP dropped it's NNTP service a while back and I ended > up signing up with GigaNews. They have 240 day retention for binary > groups and 1,990 day retention for text groups. So, many of the group > archives on their servers are huge. Granted I don't need to retrieve > all the headers for a particular group, but it's not unusual for me to > be browsing a group with a header count in the five to six digit > range.