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Re: spam and news
Dan Simoes writes:
> - if, instead of email, I were to switch to a news-based service,
> where you point your newsreader at a private server, would
> anyone be unable to access this? If you can access web pages,
> you can read news, with the right software (including Netscape,
> which is free). Just a thought - switching to news would cut
> down on bandwidth, make archiving easier, eliminate spam
> altogether, though support would be harder.
What you're proposing here is changing from "Push" technology to "Pull".
While that's fine for other things, I *prefer* to have Qlist mail
pushed in my lap the way it's done now. It forces me to read most
messages and keep up with things. I think this is what keeps the
discussions interactive and interesting. If transformed to a pull
format, I think I'd just get lazy and fail to keep up, and become
less participatory. I suspect others will too, and that would ultimately
make the Qlist less interesting.
My 2 cents.
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