On 5/18/06, Daniel Baird <danielbaird / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/18/06, PJ Hyett <pjhyett / gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Gmail using filters that auto-archive threads (thus bypassing your
> > inbox) into folders made specifically for each mailing list is a very
> > efficient setup in my opinion.
>
>
> I love that about Gmail too.
>
> IM(V)HO the two main differences between using Gmail and a "proper"
> newsreader are:
>
> - no proper "kill thread", as mentioned above
>
> - Gmail doesn't recognise that a thread has branches of sub-threads, where
> people talk about a particular aspect of the main thread.  From Gmail's
> point of view it's one big list of messages.
>
> This second one doesn't trouble me, but it's the thing that Gmail users seem
> to not always "get" when people say they prefer newsreaders.
>

The other thing is that with news I don't get a bunch of stuff
downloaded to my mailbox or machine.

Phil