Re: [Evolution] [OT] Evolution setup

On Tue, 2020-08-18 at 19:09 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:
Actually I don't subscribe to the cult of the cool. But the trouble
with email for this sort of use is it only really works if you are
following all the threads all the time. 
It arrives willy nilly warts and all, which is fine if you are
continuously actively involved.
I don't understand this - all the forum posts, sorry not-a-forum
posts, arrive willy nilly the same as mail does?

Willy-Nilly as in "real time" or "asynchronously". :)

Or are you saying you don't use the mail reader to sort and thread
your mail. 

No, I read the mail in my INBOX.  Otherwise, what is the point?

as I was saying again having hit [enter], the beauty of a forum is
that it puts you the user in control of what you see and when you
see it. You can ignore threads, or whole categories/sub-forums that
don't interest you, you can be notified when there is something for
you in particular, you can go away for a month and easily catch up
when you get back, you can easily browse through previous topics
that might answer your question, and so on.
And why can't you do that with mail?  I have mailboxes with 10s of
thousands of unread mails in them that I am successfully ignoring.

I have mailboxes with nearly 200,000 messages!

Different solutions for different folk, neither is right or wrong.
For me email is good for one to one conversation and ok for
broadcast one to many information, but pretty rubbish for many to
many discussion/sharing.
Strangely the mailing list format seems to have worked OK for this
listfor 20 years ...


Adam Tauno Williams, awilliam whitemice org
Multi-Modal Activists Against Auto Dependent Development
resisting the unAmerican socialists of the Motorist hegemony 

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