Jeroen Massar jeroen at
Wed Jan 19 16:48:07 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 11:36 -0500, chip wrote:
> Try pointing your subscription to Gmail.

Why the peep would I want to rely on a service provider like Gmail or
Hotmail or whatever for something as as important as my email ?
I also like to use my own domain for sending mail, it will never change
unless I go bankrupt or the internet disappears completely.

Especially folks in the ISP business should be able to pretty easily
setup much more sophisticated systems without having to rely on a third
party at all. You can then pick any combination of tools you want to use
to process it ranging from a Windows95 box to a superduper Earth
Simulator, just depending on the size of your pocket (and the money that
will not be in it afterwards) and your own capabilities.

Do you have any idea how much mail you can store on your local
NetApp ? :)

> Plenty of space to hold a
> nice archive.  Quickly Searchable, accessible from anywhere, automatic
> threading.  Make a label and matching filter for each
> mailing-list...make's thing nice and sorted automatically.

People call this procmail and their other favourite tool of choice ;)

> Your Gmail acc't can be accessed via rss too, so there's that.

If you didn't notice from my message I don't see the need for RSS at all
because it is not at all useful for many things, especially as email


PS: Another nice feature of your own mail system is that you can
actually configure your real name completely and nicely capitalized in
the from address ;)
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