[Beowulf] suggestion for the digests

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 15:51:36 EDT 2009


i understand what you are saying, but it would be nice to see the
topics in the digests.

On 4/23/09, Nifty Tom Mitchell <niftyompi at niftyegg.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 08:43:20AM +0200, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
>>
>>    i know this has nothing to do with clustering, but im not sure how many
>>    of you get the digests of whats being said on the list. from other
>>    lists im a member such as the kubuntu and amarok mailing lists. could
>>    it be possilble at the beginning of each digest that we get a list of
>>    topics that are in it?
>
> This is a common request from time to time.
>
> You have a Gmail account so it makes sense
> to use the Gmail filters and turn off digest mode.
> The filter can label all the list messages place
> them in a mail box and remove the clutter from your INBOX.
> Then opening the gmail folder/label will let you see
> a subject by subject display.
>
> If you pop/imap fetchmail your mail to a local reader or mbox then
> look at ways to preserve the mail boxes (gmail labels) or use procmail
> filters.  There are some gmail issues with imap/pop that are
> interesting.
>
> It is a common enough request that the web has a long list of digestify
> and undigestify tools.  Each has their own value equation.    The old
> guard likes a digest the way it is.  This is incompatible with
> those that want to see a magazine layout that begins with a TOC since
> the TOC is not mailbox friendly.   One could build a pseudo email message
> that looked like a TOC.  Some mail readers (I forget which)
> can look into a digest as if it was a folder and then let you see
> subject blocks, threads, by date etc...
>
> Since you have a gmail account use gmail filters and turn
> off digest mode.
>
> Gmail does have some limits (pop/imap).... but for the ones I care about
> multiple
> gmail accounts solves those issues for me.
>
> If you really care consider contributing an alternate digest mode
> (call it magazine mode) to the source of Mailman that can be applied
> as a patch to vers 2.1.4+
>   http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/index.html
>
> I suspect any cool looking solution would be html and many dislike html
> as it has security issues.
>
> There are RFCs that some consider important!
>   Digest message format: http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1153.html
> so the existing format will NOT vanish.
>
>
>
>
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