A trick for non-supscrivvers
Jan Willem Stumpel <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> This message originally had the title "A trick for
> non-subscribers". I send it again with the word misspelled.
> The original version did not make it to the list because the list
> interpreted the substring "subscribe" in the title as a request to
> subscribe (which I do *not* want). Robots..
> This is not a question but a tip. I just discovered this; of
> course it may be old hat.
> You want to participate in the list? But you don't want to
> subscribe, because of the huge volume on the list?
> The trick:
> 1. Use icedove as your mail/news reader, and tell Iceweasel
> you've done so.
> 2. Subscribe to newsgroup linux.debian.user.
> 3. Read messages from the newsgroup.
No, use slrn, and you can pretty much ignore the following.
> 4. If you want to reply to a message, find the same message
> in http://lists.debian.org/debian-user. Then click the
> "reply to list" link. If everything goes well, an Icedove
> mail compose window will come up, with an empty message area.
In slrn, I hit f, and the message opens up in emacs. Snip, type,
> 5. Now the trick: in this compose window, click "options",
> "quote message". In the compose window, the message (which will
> go to the LIST), the message from the NEWSGROUP will be
subscribe to email@example.com
subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
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