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From:Fred Lindberg Date:March 19 1999 2:47pm
Subject:Re: Why Mailing list?
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On Fri, 19 Mar 1999 19:38:15 +0500, Faisal Nasim wrote:

>Why does MySQL use Mailing list and not a Newsgroup?

1. More people have access to mail then to news. All computer users use
E-mail, but a limited subset uses news.

2. It's much faster (at the moment, it takes < 2.5 min to try all
subscriber addresses for the mysql list at least once, and 140s after
message arrival at the server, 90% of subscriber MTAs have OK'd the
receipt of the post). IMHO, this is important for support.

A news group might be better for lurking, or for instances where it is
important to get the opinion of a large number of people on a given
topic. For lurking, consider subscribing to the digest (1-2 per day,
mail mysql-digest-subscribe@stripped).

-Sincerely, Fred

(Frederik Lindberg, Infectious Diseases, WashU, St. Louis, MO, USA)

Why Mailing list?Faisal Nasim19 Mar
Re: Why Mailing list?Fred Lindberg19 Mar
  • Re: Why Mailing list?Paul DuBois19 Mar
RE: Why Mailing list?Brad Stec19 Mar
  • RE: Why Mailing list?Christopher R. Jones20 Mar
    • Re: Why Mailing list?Niels Pollem20 Mar
Re: Why Mailing list?Graeme B. Davis19 Mar
RE: Why Mailing list?Greg Kelley19 Mar
  • RE: Why Mailing list?Isabelle Poueriet19 Mar
Re: Why Mailing list?Brian J. Ackermann19 Mar
  • Re: Why Mailing list?David Bruha20 Mar
    • Re: Why Mailing list?Frederik Lindberg21 Mar
      • Re: Why Mailing list?Tin Le28 Mar
Re: Why Mailing list?Faisal Nasim20 Mar