RE: Too much traffic on this list

Robert Riggs (
Mon, 06 May 1996 01:09:08 -0600 (MDT)

On 05-May-96 Matt Hartley wrote:
>>I really would like to join the linux-kernel mailing list, but there is simply
>>too much traffic for me. I have a limit of 100 mails per day, and I'd like to
>>get other mails than those from linux-kernel, too.
>>I think many messages on the list (e.g. concerning network cards) would be mor
>>appropriate on another mailing list (linux-net?). Couldn't this be changed (or
>>if necessary, the list be splitted?)
>>Or has anybody a suggestion how I could take part in the list as it is without
>>drowning in mails?
>I agree with you somewhat, but it is difficult to maintain a low level of
>posts on
>such an important list, and it is really hard to avoid duplication,
>especially when
>something important breaks (Makefile in 1.3.96 I believe)
>I have two suggestions:
>1> Don't subscribe, and do what I do, access and
>read the list as
>it is archived. This is what I do, and I don't have a limit on email.
>2> Get a better Internet subscriber that doesn't limit your email. While
>Compuserve, AOL, etc


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