Re: Sales Tips Newsletter

From: Todd Kohne (
Date: Tue Jul 13 1999 - 02:34:10 EEST

If there is serious consideration of updating the ml to a news group, I would
recommend looking
at the following news server software. - . They used to
have some sample
implementations. UGSolutions implemented it several month ago.

It can been used with a news reader as well as configured to work with a web
browser. The latter
works well with firewalls that disallow news groups. Authentication can also be

The news group approach could allow different special interests to be assigned
and could lead
to less time required to scan messages. i.e.

rp -> materials
rp -> processes
rp -> secondary processes
rp -> conferences
rp -> what ever could be agreed on

Just a thought. Curiously awaiting additional thoughts...

Todd Kohne

"Cota, Vesna" wrote:

> Our firewalls don't allow access to news groups.
> I would really miss this mailing list.
> Any other options?
> Like changing the address and everybody re-subscribing (pain for everybody,
> shared by everybody, but if it's one time only it's bearable).
> Vesna
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Bannister []
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 1:08 PM
> To:
> Cc:;
> Subject: Re: Sales Tips Newsletter
> Personally I would vote for a newsgroup -- much easier to manage and
> keep up with. I would though vote against it being secure. Not all of
> us can access secure groups through our ISP's. SPAM is much easier to
> deal with in a newsgroup, you don't have to bother with it--just ignore
> it.
> Does everyone have access to newsgroups?
> Mark
> wrote:
> >
> > Well list,
> >
> > I think we can officially say that the rp-ml list address has made it onto
> > someone SPAMMING list. Personally, I'm surprised we didn't get one one
> earlier.
> > This may be as a result of someones' spite, or it maybe just the
> inevitable
> > result of the medium. Either way, it will be difficult to avoid seeing the
> junk.
> >
> > There may be ways to solve the problem, such as setting up filters, but it
> would
> > add some work to the list owners plate. Another solution would be to
> migrate the
> > list to a newsgruop. Make it a secure newsgroup that requires a name and
> > password to post, and most of the problems will go away. Spammers and
> > advertisers have their accounts suspended.
> >
> > Any other ideas, Hannu and rp-ml.
> >
> > Kevan Jones
> >
> > For more information about the rp-ml, see
> For more information about the rp-ml, see
> For more information about the rp-ml, see

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