[Mailman-Developers] Feature Suggestion: Digest Reply handling

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Feb 12 06:09:13 CET 2007

Peter Brooks wrote:

>Anyone please correct me if this feature already exists, however I'm
>wondering if it's already been developed so that if a user reply's to a
>digest in their box then mailman will extract the relevant post they are
>replying to and also warn the user.
>Obviously there are a fair few metric with this, such as which post are they
>replying to.

I probably lack imagination, but if someone, as people do on lists I
manage, replies to a digest, doesn't change the subject, top posts and
quotes the entire digest, I don't see how you can figure out which
individual message is being replied to.

>So is this already implemented somewhere or should I develop it?

I am unaware of any implementation of anything like this feature.

I suggest, it might be easier to default everyone to the MIME digest
and train them all to use MUAs that explode the digest into individual
messages they can reply to individually.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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