>>>>> "RA" == Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
RA> But I think you've completely missed my point, as stated in my
RA> previous message. The ideal archives have the same interface
RA> as *the user's e-mail client* but with searching.
Bingo. And most email clients have some form of searching don't they,
at least within their organizational structures (.e.g folders)?
That's what I like about gmane. Although I use different clients to
read news and mail, they're actually so close that it isn't jarring,
/except/ when I want to search.