Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd
michaelsprivate at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 15:14:44 UTC 2020
On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 17:02 Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 10:49 AM Michael Schuster <
> michaelsprivate at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 15:21 Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com>
>> > On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 9:11 AM RW via freebsd-questions <
>> > freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> 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
>> > 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?
If it works for you, that's fine. For others, something else may work
better. I don't believe this is a "one size fits all" situation.
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