Re: Test mail

From: William Scott Lockwood III (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 15:23:03 EST

Basically, I use a hotmail and Outlook Express to help me SORT messages
on LKML. It makes it MUCH easier for me to find the messages I want to
read vs the rest of the noise that I don't understand yet.

One thing is certain: It is impossible to have a collection of geeks
this large, and not have some of them display the sort of egotistical
attitude that makes them go "Oh, he's using OE? Well, I shall thumb my
nose in his general direction! We should only allow
<Pine|Mutt|Emacs|Other> on this list. Sniff. Sniff.".

Just ignore it. I do. I learn more and more from this list everyday,
and if someone doesn't want to read what I have to say because of the
software I use to read the list, then I guess I'm not all that
interested in them reading it anyway. :-)

webmaster, <-- Running Linux...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Per Jessen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: Test mail

| >On Mon, 30 Jul 2001 15:19:17 -0400 (EDT), Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
| >
| >Torrey Hoffman writes:
| >
| >> I hate to jump in and extend this mostly off-topic thread, but I
would be
| >> a little annoyed if Outlook was banned from LKML. I've got two
| >> on my desk here at work - one is Win2K, and is used almost
exclusively for
| >> Outlook and Word. It's very difficult to give those up when the
rest of
| >> the company uses them extensively. The automatic meeting
scheduling and
| >> other MS Exchange features of Outlook are not available in other
| >> and why should I switch when Outlook works fine?
| Completely agree. I am in the exact same situation. I need/want to
| Linux development, but my corporate desktop is MS, Outlook etc.
| What's wrong with that ? (my development systems are not connected to
| anything else but our internal network.)
| >> Of course the other computer runs Linux, and is where all my real
| >> gets done. It's convenient to have both environments.
| >
| >This does not mean you have to use Outlook to _send_ mail to
| >the linux-kernel mailing list. Do this:
| >
| >1. log into the Linux box you have
| >2. run emacs
| >3. Control-x m
| >4. fill in the header fields and write your message
| >5. Control-c Control-c
| Bollocks. Look, the main target here is practicality, and what
| you just demonstrated was plainly impractical.
| >If you really must send mail directly from the Windows box,
| >get emacs for Windows and skip step 1 above.
| This is an awful lot of effort just to overcome some peoples
| failure to avoid double-clicking on attachments in Outlook.
| >
| >BTW, if you can't log into anything that can open an SMTP connection
| >to the outside world and don't have a relay, then most likely your
| >employer doesn't want you sending stuff to linux-kernel anyway.
| Disagree. See above and join life in the real world.
| regards,
| Per Jessen, Zurich.
| regards,
| Per Jessen

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