NNTP instead of mail
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Tue Mar 8 12:54:39 CST 2005
From: "Adrian Vickers" <javickers at solutionengineers.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 12:14 PM
> At 16:27 08/03/2005, you wrote:
> NNTP is a great protocol, and has a real use. Personally, I happen to
> think it's NOT ideal for this list, but I should stress that's just my
> In defence of e-mail I shall make only one point, & let others do as they
> wish... Personally, I *like* having all the messages commingled in one
> place. There's a number of times when I've clicked into a message I never
> thought I'd be interested in, & ended up following the whole discussion &
> been fascinated by it. An NNTP setup with separated subject areas would
> make it more difficult to "dip in" like that.
> OK, 2 points (I know, Spanish Inquisition). Every NNTP client I've used
> has deleted old posts after a certain period of time... An NNTP post is
> for a few weeks, an e-mail is forever...
NNTP is a great fit for this list.
An email is forever if your server lets you keep a large enough back-log or
if you download it to your machine and it never ever fails (who ever hear of
a computer having trouble anyway).
NNTP is forever through people like google groups.
The true problems with NNTP are: not everyone has access to Usenet will and
those that do would have to talk their Usenet provider into including it.
I love NNTP and have several groups I follow on it. I see no practical way
to switch to Usenet. The list works, it may not be perfect but my favorite
answer to perfection is:
There was only one perfect person I ever heard of and they crucified him.
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