USENET is also pretty stuffed with spam. At least on the mailing lists,
we have spam filtering to keep the noise down.
Unfortunately, off-topic threads still make it through. ;-)
Gerry Hickman wrote:
> I've never understood why mailing lists are so popular; surely NNTP is a
> far better and more efficient way to discuss things, plus it has the
> advantage of being able to manage archives and reduce bandwidth? Why
> would anyone want to send out and receive 100s of emails when you could
> simply view headers on a server and choose the ones of interest?
> Jim Hall wrote:
>> Wesley Parish wrote:
>>> On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 06:00, Adam Peart wrote:
>>>> With Thunderbird, you can also have it sort email by "threads", which is
>>>> how I have it set for this mailing list & another mailing list.
>>> Take it from me, sorting by threads is the only way to handle seriously
>>> mailing lists. And making mailing list folders/directories so you don't
>>> eveything piled on top of everything else.
>> Yup, that's how I read the lists ... threads, and filtering mailing list
>> stuff into a separate folder.
I'm sorry my president's an idiot. I didn't vote for him.
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