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[Pan-users] Re: score a troll

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: score a troll
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 06:52:26 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.132 (Waxed in Black)

thufir <address@hidden> posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Sat, 26 Jul 2008 23:46:17

> I think I might try a different client.  Any suggestions?

Binary or text?  Binary, klibido works well, but I'm not sure on the 
status of kill-filing, as I used it some time ago.

Text... there's many -- I /think/ knode has better filtering but again 
I've not used it for /quite/ awhile, and slrn is well regarded and pan's 
scoring is based in slrn's scoring, but slrn's is MUCH more powerful in 
that it can actually score on the post itself, not just the overview 
headers, and its scores have include directives and all sorts of similar 
fancy stuff that has (AFAIK) never been implemented in pan.

I've also heard good things about (Sylpheed) Claws, and tried it years 
ago but rejected it then for various reasons, including IIRC that I 
wanted a binary client too, and it didn't do yEnc.  However, that may 
well have changed over the years and even if not, it's likely fine for 

It's not something I'd consider since I don't do proprietaryware 
(couldn't even if I wanted to, legally, since I no longer sign away my 
rights agreeing to EULAs or the like, and don't accept the usual damage 
waiver if it's black-box, if I can't see what's in the box, I'm not 
taking responsibility for the damage it may cause, thus getting legal 
permission to install or run it even if I wanted to would be... 
difficult), but I've also read that Joe's suggestion, Forte Agent, works 
well under wine.

Then of course, if you're an emacs fan, there's gnews, which if it 
doesn't do what you want already, is certainly quite extensible to do so 
using lisp, but then if you were an emacs fan, I'd expect you'd know 

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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