Re: new directions in mlm traffic: integration

Michael Thomas <> Sun, 10 January 2021 16:26 UTC

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Subject: Re: new directions in mlm traffic: integration
To: John Levine <>,
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From: Michael Thomas <>
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On 1/9/21 7:19 PM, John Levine wrote:
> In article <> you write:
>> Forum software has been around for decades at this point though and
>> doesn't have the limitations of being tied to MUA UI. ...
>> If there's any interest, I could write an I-D with it a little bit more
>> baked. Apologies if this has already been discussed.
> It sems ike a reasonable thing to look into but I'd think a more
> productive way to go would be to see what software already exists that
> does this kind of stuff, preferably with credible paid support. We
> already have too much custom bespoke stuff for applications that
> aren't really all that unusual.
The right thing to do would be to look at what "integration" actually 
means, as well as what constitutes an agreeable message UI before 
hunting down candidate software. The message UI is likely to be a source 
of friction since there are so many MUA's with their own quirks and 

Of course the right answer might just be to hack up gnus because... 
emacs. I'm sure it has embedded webkit by now.