list subscription question

B bburdette at
Fri Jul 25 20:35:27 CEST 2008

I recommend using gmane.  Get a newsreader (I use thunderbird, which has 
a newsreader built in), and subscribe to the newsgroup on the 
news server.

In thunderbird the result is I get all the email headers, threaded just 
like in my normal email folders, but it only checks for new messages 
when I look at the newsgroups.  The emails aren't merged with my normal 
mail, so no filtering is needed.  Only the headers are downloaded, so 
retrieving the new mails is quick, and I only get the body of the emails 
that I click on.  You can't search through the body of emails, but the 
online version of the newsgroup is better for that anyway.

In order to post to the list you'll need to still be subscribed, but you 
can turn off message sending.  You can do that on the regular openmoko 
lists config site.  The first time you post to the list from gmane you 
will have to answer a gmane confirmation email.

Hope this helps,

Ben B.

Yochai Gal wrote:
> Is there a way to subscribe to this list, but only receiving mail if 
> it's in response to questions posted?
> I check the list every day, but so many come in my inbox everyday that 
> it's hard to sort through my mail.
> I've set up some gmail filters, of course, but it still shows up in all 
> mail.  I do read the forums daily ---- but I don't like it getting mixed 
> up with my regular mail.
> Thanks for whatever response you might have.
> yochai
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