Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 13:16:19 -0700
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: Can we ween ourselves from ListServ? (Was: New member have a
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Jay Weedon was weedin' out annoyances with:
> ListServ has always seemed to me an inadequate medium for discussion
> groups. I don't want to start a flame war, but wonder how many of us
> would be seriously disadvantaged by a non-email solution?
I would. My daytime address is behind an EPA firewall.. which has
cut off NNTP access [perhaps forever]. My email access [even through
Lotus Notes] is much better than my web access for lists like this one.
> Those who
> haven't tried the alternatives might even be pleasantly surprised by
> how much it would reduce their need to sort mail!
I don't have to sort mail. I have Lotus Notes do it for me, moving all
SAS-L messages into a separate mail folder for my perusal. I also use
filters to screen out [some of] the spam and virus warnings that come
The auto-response messages go to my main Inbox and get [mostly] screened
> And they'd likely
> see a modest saving of Internet bandwidth too, because they would
> download only messages with interesting headers (like having an IMAP
> email server!).
Not for me. After the screening my mail program rules do for me, there
is not much I don't read. As you may have noticed, since I may answer
virtually anything [except SAS/AF questions].
Here's hoping this *doesn't* become a flamewar,
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist