Google Chat and Whatsapp and Signal
Phil Smith III
lists at akphs.com
Thu Aug 12 13:34:14 EDT 2021
Thanks, got that to lists fine; gmail copies were marked as spam, interesting.
So nobody responded re Hangouts...also interesting!
From: Wade Smart <wadesmart at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2021 12:42 PM
To: Phil Smith III <lists at akphs.com>
Cc: Pidgin <support at pidgin.im>
Subject: Re: Google Chat and Whatsapp and Signal
OH.. since the 8/4 when you posted about Hangouts.
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On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 11:41 AM Wade Smart <wadesmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> Phil, this is the only post to the group in a while.
> But I see this one.
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> On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 11:36 AM Phil Smith III <lists at akphs.com> wrote:
> > I've asked a couple of questions on this list and not even seen my
> > own posts, which is weird and concerning. I *am* getting mail every
> > day at this address, so it's odd; all I can think is that my ISP is blocking the list.
> > First: if anyone replies to this note, can you please CC
> > lists at akphs.com <mailto:lists at akphs.com> and phsiii at gmail.com
> > <mailto:phsiii at gmail.com> , so I know (a) that someone did this
> > (since presumably the gmail note will get through even if the other one doesn't)?
> > Second: Google Chat is basically crap for a number of reasons, at
> > least on Android (and one might guess/assume that a Google product
> > on a Google platform is going to be the best implementation). So I'm
> > looking at switching to Whatsapp or Signal.
> > I see two Whatsapp plugins, from davidgfnet and hoehermann, and a
> > Signal plugin from hoehermann.
> > I see three possibilities:
> > 1. hoehermann did Signal first, lost interest, and is now focused on
> > Whatsapp
> > 2. the reverse
> > 3. hoehermann is just a great person and is keeping both current
> > If #2 is the case, I'll go with Signal. If it's #1 or #3, I'd love
> > any comments from folks about whether hoehermann or davidgfnet's
> > plugins are better.
> > Thanks,
> > ...phsiii
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