[Mailman-Users] Digest message format?
GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Tue Apr 25 22:58:32 CEST 2000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Echeverri [mailto:rone at macromedia.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 1:50 PM
> To: Gregory Leblanc
> Cc: Mailman-Users list (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Digest message format?
> Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> [redirecting this to the list, since my initial email went to
> Greg only]
> HTML digests solves that problem. Besides, how would you
> break the digest
> up into useful parts again, it's already been smeared
> together. I think
> HTML is a much better solution to this problem. I don't
> know python, so I'm
> not sure how well suited to this it would be, but it's
> probably less than 20
> hours coding to put together an alpha quality release of
> HTML digests for
> somebody who does know it, or something similar using Perl.
> This is all silly. Keep HTML on HTTP servers, and keep regular text
> in email. If people want to see the digest as individual messages,
> they should read the pipermail archives. There's no need to reinvent
> the wheel.
ok, how about making it possible to link the mail to the pipermail archives.
I just want a functional way to use digests so that I don't get mail from
all of these lists ever 4 minutes. I want the digest to reduce the overhead
and message counts. My proposal was one way to make them more useable, not
the only one.
ok, I need to calm down probably, but here's exactly what I want out of the
digest that I get in my mailbox. First, I want a list of the messages that
came through the list since the last digest. This let's me quickly see if
there are any that I want to read, and if not just pitch the email. Then if
there are any that I do want to read, I want a quick way to get to that
message without having to find it amidst all of the other posts that I'm not
interested in. Once I'm done reading it, I want to get rid of the whole
message, because there's an archive online. Is that too mch to ask?
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