Re: [SLUG] the golden rule of discussion can go to hell Bryan J smith

From: John (
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 09:50:27 EST

On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 08:32:20 -0500, Meyer, David R <> wrote:
> I find gmail works perfect for these type of lists.

David, I completely agree. I set up a Gmail account specifically for
lists to which I am subscribed.

Because Gmail just does lists, I don't have security issues; a) they
are public to begin with, so I don't care who reads my mail at google,
and b) they might be stored on a machine that I don't own, a couple of
thousand miles away, but if they vanish tomorrow, who cares.

Of course, my regular email I handle exactly as I did before.

My rationale is that Google is the king of search, so I should be able
to find things that I remember seeing in my lists, even if it was many
months ago.

I create "labels" for each list, which are applied automatically by
the incoming filters.

And I have one more hot tip to share--when I see a thread of
particular usefulness or clarity, I attach a special label to it (you
can have multiple labels on a single thread). If a thread is really
useful, I attach "LinuxNote!" to it, which will make it even easier to
find in the future.

I'm sad to report that the recent thread, about the evil people who do
and don't mutilate subject headings, did not make the cut to achieve
"LinuxNote" status.

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