[fpc-pascal] Missing messages

Ralf Quint freedos.la at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 21:55:08 CET 2016

On 10/31/2016 1:12 PM, Florian Klämpfl wrote:
> Am 30.10.2016 um 19:11 schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
>> On 2016-10-30 17:24, Sven Barth wrote:
>>> Same here...
>> First Lazarus, now FPC. Can we not switch fpc-pascal to a NNTP newsgroup
> I used NNTP years ago the last time. How does marking read messages work when reading a group with
> multiple devices (mobile, tablet, notebook, pc)?
It doesn't. You need to download, read and mark each message on each 
device separately. Ever since IMAP has become the predominant email 
protocol, as servers are no longer short on storage space, there isn't 
much actually that REALLY makes a point against mailing lists.

For me, it is far more convenient than usenet, as I can receive emails 
for mailing lists on a separate email address, on multiple devices, 
which would sync automatically, as they are all set up to use IMAP, 
messages get automatically filtered into the right folders. The only 
disadvantages that I see at time is the issue of attachments and posting 
messages with screenshots for example, which doesn't work (well) on 
usenet either and is pretty much an advantage of using a forum in most 

The issues with emails not showing up is commonly due to the sender 
playing some shenanigans (intentionally or not), not by the system in 
general. And the threshold for spam is lower on a mailing list as well, 
as there is usually more of a vetted signup process than on usenet 
(where there is none).


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