[R] Newsgroup

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Apr 11 16:29:45 CEST 2002

>>>>> "duncan" == Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> writes:

    duncan> Newsgroups also have the advantage of maintaining several
    duncan> days of messages on the central server, with easy
    duncan> retrieval.  If I see a reply to a message that looks
    duncan> interesting, I often want to read the original: but that
    duncan> is hard to find in old digests, and I've likely deleted it
    duncan> anyway.

Depends on whose news server/spool.  The ones I use expire after 48
hours, sigh...

Note that modern email packages (actually, it's been doing it for
many, many years) can present email in the same manner/scope as news.

The package is Emacs/Gnus, and while it's a PITA to set up, it does
everything else for you.

(including such useless features as presenting AltaVista queries as a
newsgroup, etc, etc...).


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