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Usenet Gateway (was: Spam levels.)


On Wednesday 23 May 2018 11:20:34 Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer wrote:

> can someone explain to me why the mailing list (spam free) is not used
> by everybody?
>
> Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer
> https://github.com/Abdur-rahmaanJ

Brain damaged by facebook, AOL, M$, Google, yahoo yadda yadda into 
thinking that webmail and forums are the only game in town?

They can run them thru their browser, and never were taught any 
different. My own ISP is so brain washed by imap users, that fetchmail 
is not allowed to delete what its has pulled, so I have to login to the 
webmail interface every day with a browser and delete by hand, those 
messages I've allready read with kmail. Its a time sink, and a right 
pain in the ass but thats how it is. With fetchmail/procmail/clamav and 
spamassassin handling the incoming mail, I am reduced to hitting the 
plus key to go to the next unread msg, select the reply mode if I reply, 
edit the response, and a ctrl+return sends it. You can't get it any 
simpler than that. Computers were sold to us as a way to do some of our 
work, but mention how my computer does all that for me and those folks 
are totally aghast at the thought of actually getting the computer to do 
it for them.  I ran out of sympathy for those folks nearly 2 decades 
ago, when I had a full house Amiga doing all that for me.

So I lurk here, hoping some python know how might stick to me, and issue 
a rant when I feel its needed. Sorry, but your post was a trigger, so I 
went into rant mode.

Take care now.  And enjoy the list but be aware that at times the spam is 
replaced with snarky stuff. Much of it well earned.

-- 
Cheers, Gene Heskett
--
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