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Re: [SLE] An apology to the list
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 10:36:44 -0500
  • Message-id: <200503041036.44767.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 04 March 2005 10:25 am, Kevanf1 wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:41:23 -0600, Danny Sauer
>
> <suse-linux-e.suselists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thursday 03 March 2005 09:32 am, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:
> > ...
> >
> > > > Why, do you have that much time to waste as to harp on such a mundane
> > > > issue? Why do you think anyone has to defend "this policy?" This is
> > > > the way it is, it will not change, nor will you change it for this
> > > > list, or any EZMLM driven mail list. You have two choices, we all
> > > > have choices, either change email clients or find another list to
> > > > your liking.
> > >
> > > You're entitled to your opinions, but once again this is a "because
> > > that's the way it is" answer. You may find this thread annoying but so
> > > far the majority thinks this is an issue that needs to be addressed.
> >
> > I'm part of the *actual* majority who either 1) thinks the policy is good
> > or 2) lives with it. We haven't been posting, because this is redundant,
> > off-topic, and ineffectual.
> >
> > Changing headers in messages in order to compensate for stupid mail
> > clients is bad. Anyone whose mail client can't properly handle a mailing
> > list is broken. Period. Designing around broken clients is a poor
> > decision - people with broken clients should get a good client, or learn
> > to live with things being broken. They should *not* expect someone else
> > to mangle posts, especially by overriding a perfectly valid reply-to
> > header (yes, some people actually use that header for valid purposes).
> >
> > The majority is still sitting out, waiting for this stupid thread and the
> > few users of incompetent mail programs to go away.
> >
> > --Danny
> >
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>
> I was the original poster to this thread. I am sorry it has
> degenerated into 'nearly but not quite' a flame war. That was never
> my intention. My original post did indeed point out the fact I
> thought that there was a problem with Gmail. I did not in the first
> instance question the way the list handled the reply options. Now I
> did indeed start to question this later in the history of the thread.
> I'm not trying to get out of this but it does now appear that I was
> correct in my assumption that it is GMail that is at fault. I do
> subscribe to another mailing list with my POP mail account using Kmail
> and I agree that it is excellent in its handling of the list. I don't
> want to swap my list address over to a POP account as I use the Gmail
> one because of the massive free storage it offers. So I will put up
> with it.

You can use POP with gmail.....

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