[buug] mail threading
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Oct 5 17:37:27 PDT 2009
Quoting Zeke Krahlin (pewterbot9 at gmail.com):
> Otherwise, I haven't had any disgruntled remarks about my list
> posting, from digest mode. Not a one, in all ol 25 years. Till now.
I'm not going to be complaining. ;->
Digest mode _is_ problematic, even when used optimally, as you appear to
be doing. I congratulate you sincerely, Zeke, for manually overcoming
the worst of its effects by manual trimming and formatting of your
posts, and copying/pasting the Subject header to make it appropriate to
the specific digest item to which you're responding. The effort is
Usually, I can tell at an instant that someone's responding from a
digest because he/she breaks the thread _and_ posts with an
inappropriate Subject header _and_ quotes extraneous junk.
I've actually seriously considered, on the mailing lists I administer,
disabling the availability of digest mode, on account of all those
problems. Anyone inquiring after it would be gently helped to manage
mail better, e.g., filter incoming mailing list mail into a separate
folder, which isn't difficult.
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