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Re: The book

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 09:53:41 -0500

Dave Lawrence wrote:
>
>>
>>> Hi, sorry to be on the wrong list but I posted 5 messages to the book
>>> list last weekend and none of them made it (admittedly it would have
>>> been just two messages if I had put my brain in gear before switching on
>>> my laptop)
>> It seemed to me that you are not correctly subscribed, cause i can't
>> see any message of you on the svnbook_at_red-bean.com list ?
> Does that mean I would have to subscribe ie receive mails from the
> list? I can read the list with a newsreader via gmane
> gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.book

Most internet mail lists require a subscription with a verifiable
address to help cut down on spam postings. But, it also helps build a
community where people respond to questions as well as posting them.

> I don't really want to have to get e-mails from the various newsgroups I
> write on going into my inbox especially ones I post to only
> occasionally.

Maybe you would reply more often if questions landed in your mailbox...

> But I understand this may be necessary for spam
> prevention (the TortoiseSVN guys made some change to their user's list
> along these lines but I don't really know what the implications are as
> that same week I stopped using Windows)

One approach is to get an account from one of the free services like
gmail or yahoo to use for mail lists to keep them separate from your
work or personal mail accounts.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell_at_gmail.com
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