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Re: english text only?

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: english text only?
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 03:43:04 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (Greg A. Woods) writes:

> [ On Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 01:14:22 (GMT), Stephen Leake wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: english text only?
> >
> > Can you say why? I read email and new with Emacs Gnus, and I can't
> > tell the difference between the email and the news; they are all just
> > groups. What news reader software have you tried, and not liked?
> GNUS is way to huge, way too slow, and way to horrible to use for e-mail.

Maybe in the past, but not these days.

> (without expert tuning it's also way too dangerous -- desiring by
> default to do stupid and dangerous things like interpret HTML)

That's true, if you also have w3 installed. Can be turned off.

> I like it for news though -- it's easier for me these days than the
> baroqueness of 'trn', which was once my favourite newsreader, and
> 'rn' was what I used before that. I've used 'tin' a fair bit, but I
> don't like it that much.

Well, if you like it for news, you aught to like it for mail, since
it's the same!

> I've been reading e-mail with ViewMail for nearly a decade I think
> (my earliest CVS repo for the vm source started 1994/03/28, but I'm
> reasonably certain I started using VM daily well before that, even
> while I still used mailx, Mail, and mostly 'mush' a lot).

It is definitely painful to change away from something with that much
history :).

-- Stephe

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