Stupid question: how do you read mailing lists effectively?

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Stupid question: how do you read mailing lists effectively?

Postby Jasper » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:17 pm

I mean, archives like this are hardly human-readable.. Any application that makes them look more like this forum; a list of titles and and if you look at the thread the posts neatly in sequence.
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Re: Stupid question: how do you read mailing lists effectively?

Postby nuntius » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:31 pm

Behold Gmane.
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Re: Stupid question: how do you read mailing lists effectively?

Postby dmitry_vk » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:17 am

Jasper wrote:I mean, archives like this are hardly human-readable.. Any application that makes them look more like this forum; a list of titles and and if you look at the thread the posts neatly in sequence.

You can use regular mail reader. E.g., KMail or Evolution.
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Re: Stupid question: how do you read mailing lists effectively?

Postby speech impediment » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:20 pm

So far, the most forum like mailing list I have found is at google. Posts are not sorted by any topic, but I no longer have to keep on clicking just to read the next response. There's quite a bit of spam...

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lan ... pics?gvc=2
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Re: Stupid question: how do you read mailing lists effectively?

Postby Jasper » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:54 pm

Thanks for the replies.. To be honest, none of those really solve the problem for me.. I don't see how to use evolution like that. (I don't want to subscribe or anything, i just want to browse them when i hit them.. Gmane could work, but still seems rather a hassle and it is based on a third party, hardly desirable. And how googles mailing lists look doesn't help when it isn't a google mailing list. (And i wouldn't want to be any more dependent on google.)

I do kindah have as my main project something that is rather applicable, and the format for those mailing lists seems rather consistent and simple, so i should be able to html-parse them and then turn it into GIL code.. (And then to anything that outputs to.) But it will take a while before i have actually done that.
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