Karen Schneider is testing out the neat feature in Bloglines that allows the user to set up e-mail addresses to be used for discussion lists. Personally, I don’t read Listservs nor (obviously) respond to anything written on one (alright, I do subscribe to law-lib, but only for interlibrary loan issues and the rare occasional comment). For one, the amount of crappola that are a part of Listervs (just found out that the term “Listserv” is trademarked) for outweighs the interesting content (I’m going to go with 90%/10% but I’m probably off a bit and I can’t point to any formal studies on the topic). Thus, it’s not worth my time to subscribe to any of it. Many of you will disagree with me and that’s fine. What’s good for one person is not good for another.
Anyway, sorry for the tangent. I’m going to have to check out the new Bloglines feature and see how different is is from Mailbucket. I’ve been using Mailbuck for my contact form and Watch That Page e-mail alerts and I’m very satisfied with the results. Again, to each his own.