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Re: S6 plus

In article <32E2D52A.15A5@jacobldrs.com> you write:
>I'm a new reader (a/o mid-December). How do you people keep up with the
>volume? Hints welcome.

It can really be hard to read in a regular mail reader.  I spooled it
up for 3 months and rarely ended up reading it because of the volume.
About a month ago I put together some stuff with procmail and some
custom programs I had written to gateway the quattro list to a
newsgroup on my system.  There are probably already some other
programs floating around that will do it, but I couldn't find any.

News readers are meant to handle a much higher volume and make it
much easier to deal with.  Since then, I've had no problems keeping
up, even when I was gone for a week and had nearly 900 messages
to read.  Took about an hour to deal with...

On that note, I've been considering passing this feed along to a
handfull of other qlist readers if there was interest -- probably
in some sort of tree arrangement -- I feed N people who each feed
N people, etc...  However, I cannot accept direct incoming NNTP
connections currently -- I'd set up a feed through INN and connect
directly to N remote sites and push it down.  I'll have to think
some about wether I could allow remote NNTP connections if that was
the only option for some folks...

If anyone's interested, let me know.

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