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My email habits (and you can too.)

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Dan Ritter <dsr-mzpnVDyJpH4k7aNtvndDlA at> wrote:


A perfectly reasonable scheme. Here's mine:

All mailing lists go to a gmail account. Business mail still arrives
at tedroche-1kEf0XS9Y5NWk0Htik3J/w at, and I maintain several other accounts for
personal, home and family work.

I'm subscribed to a couple dozen lists: BLU, GNHLUG, MythTV, MySQL,
Python, Fedora-Users, etc., some of which are pretty active. Gmail
provides tools to sort the mail by list, let you mark a group as read,
It's got built-in search capabilities. It retains the threading.

Bear in mind these are all public mailing lists, so I'm giving nothing
to Google it can't already scrape off other mail archives, and all
it's learning about me is that I'm a LAMP fan.

In essence, properly-configured web-based mail turns email lists into
online forums.

Time spent indexing mailing list messages: Zero
Time spent backing up mailing lists: Zero
Disk space consumed by mailing lists: Zero (for me, 443 Mb for Google)
Cost: Zero
Value: well, not "priceless" but pretty handy!

Ted Roche
Ted Roche & Associates, LLC

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