Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Jun 11 15:02:47 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 10:49 AM Michael Schuster <michaelsprivate at>

> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 15:21 Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 9:11 AM RW via freebsd-questions <
> > freebsd-questions at> wrote:
> >
> > > You can use gmail with a separate email client if you like. The
> > > servers support pop/imap/smtp.
> > >
> >
> >
> > Case in point I use gmail not because of its ease of use per se (even
> > though it is better then most standalone MUA's) I use it because it is an
> > off-site backup of years worth of correspondence that is too valuable to
> > worry about losing in a hardware failure.
> >
> You can configure most email clients to leave messages on the server...

Why make a system with many moving parts one I can make one just as good
with one moving part?  I think in some areas this would be called
complicating the crap out of an ant hill.    I really think most people if
given the option (and equal functionality) would go for the fewest moving
parts (given Murphy that is).   For what I need and want gmail has all the
functionality I want so why add complexity when none is needed?
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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