[cvsnt] Message form list come with reply to the individual sender

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Sun Dec 21 15:43:16 GMT 2008

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On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 11:05:15 +0000, Peter Crowther
<Peter.Crowther at melandra.com> wrote:

>> From: Bo Berglund
>> I can't understand why anyone could be actively using the email
>> interface when there exists a news interface....
>As an example: I have a single interface for messages that don't need instant response.  It's Microsoft Outlook (for my sins!)  Outlook handles newsgroups poorly - they're managed as Exchange public folders, and even that functionality is going away.
>Adding another place to look for messages doubles the complexity of managing my messages.  I cannot easily change my mail client (long story, but a common one in businesses).  Therefore the email interface is more functional *for me* than the newsgroup interface.  I accept that where there is an unconstrained choice of message reader, the balance is likely to be different.

I also use Outlook 2003 at work and I do get the emails there but I
have a filter to move them out of the way and I very seldom read them
there. The bulk of my CVSNT communications is done from home and here
I use Forte Free Agent as newsreader (I have used it since the dawn of
evolution, or at least since 2000).
With that I am able to see all messages belonging to a single thread
together and I don't have to have subscribed to email in order to get
them all. In fact I can read any back messages I like in the
newsreader. Beats email any day!

However, as mentioned I have email enabled into Outlook at work
because the IT department in its wisdom has blocked the NNTP port in
the corporate firewall! So I update from time to time my news messages
whenever I am connected elsewhere tan within the company (my PC is a


(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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