[Chugalug] Open Source "personality flaw" .. let's stay focused, people

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Mon Sep 16 16:43:10 UTC 2013


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On 9/16/2013 12:31 PM, Jason Brown wrote:
> I'm not a big fan of forums myself, I prefer mailing lists. I find
> it much easier to filter out the things I don't want on a mail
> client than it would be in a forum. For example, PGP discussions
> (I'm right there with you, I don't care about them.)

There are pros and cons to both.  However, as you point out, filtering
is generally easier with mail than on web forums.  Archiving is
another feature lists bring.

> Of course, filtering on a phone is typically not so great. I use
> IMAP and have all of my mail filters handled by a core thunderbird
> client that is always running.  Except when it is not for some
> reason, then the email client on my phone becomes practically
> unusable ;).

If you use IMAP, look into using sieve.  My list mail is delivered
directly into my list folder hierarchy, it never hits my "Inbox"
proper.  I have to manually go looking into the folders on the phone.

Regards,

dtb
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