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mailinglist to newsgroup wrapper

5 Feb 2014

motivation

normally one would use a email client to access mailing lists (like [1] for instance). doing so has many pitfalls like:

however, using a news reader client like thunderbird and the gmane news group you no longer have to do that!

why am i writing this? as it turns out nobody knows about this feature and i wanted to spread this knowlege further!

how to read mailinglists with a news reader

i’ve been reading mailinglist like forever but at the last nixos hacker sprint someone mentioned a very unique and handy way to read most mailinglists on the web using gmane.

let’s see how this works. to use the gmane [2] interface to access mailinglists using thunderbird [3] or virtually and news reader client follow the guide at [3].

(picture above: shows the nix-dev@cs.uu.nl ml)

(picture above: shows the import dialog when selecting mailing lists to subscribe to)

(picture above: shows that there are too many mailinglists for one human being to be read in a lifetime ;-)

(picture above: shows the webinterface which is parsed by google so that you can find mailing list entries in searches)

conclusion

i absolutely love it!

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