[FoRK] Thoughts on today's Apple announcements
Joseph S. Barrera III <
joe at barrera.org
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Tue Aug 8 12:27:41 PDT 2006
Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
> ... RSS is how I would prefer to consume mailing lists like FoRK,
> though I'd still like to look at it in my Mac's email app. Using RSS
> allows me to route messages more flexibly, and separate mailing list
> emails from my regular email which, if I wasn't creating separate
> "@ianbell.com" email addresses for incoming stuff from each list,
> would be unmanageable. I don't know how some of the rest of you do
> it without going nuts, frankly.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but I just filter all my email
by mailing list (based on sender or recipient) into separate folders.
Most any modern mail client supports filtering...
> I still believe we want to post to FoRK and other lists via email,
> because of email's inherent usability and because old habits die
> hard. However, I think that consuming via RSS is a great way to
> mitigate spam, etc. while increasing flexibility.
> To embrace this, someone needs to hack Mailman to output RSS and (I
> think it does this already) allow post-only subscriptions.
Yes, we do have subscriber-only-posting turned on.
I'm not sure how RSS would help with spam?
RSS is just a different delivery mechanism --
the filtering of the input (pre-distribution) is the hard part.
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