I set up nnmail-split-methods to separate mail coming from my mailing list from anything else: (setq nnmail-split-methods '(("vladimir.lenin" "From:.*vladimir\.lenin") ...
I tried reading mailing lists in gnus in emacs, but emacs stops responding with the slow nntp servers downloads. nabble, gmane etc are also kind of slow. So I thought about download the gzipped ...