I participate in a lot of mailing lists, including Python and Zope related lists, local interest groups, various open source projects, and even the high traffic Linux Kernel Mailing List. Mailing list participation is important for working with people. I’m subscribed to about 50 lists right now. So many subscriptions would be practically impossible to manage with an ordinary email setup, because they would dilute my inbox. I have tried many solutions and have finally settled on a method that makes me happy.