[Mailman-Users] Too Many Headers
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Sat Jan 24 00:56:23 CET 2004
At 5:15 PM -0600 2004/01/23, Dan Phillips wrote:
> Regardless of the question of the default status, I'm sure many of
> us would like to be able to tell our users how to hide them. Can
> you enlighten us, please? :-) This is something else that maybe
> should go into the FAQ, since it's been a fairly common complaint
> from my users and as a non-Eudora user I can't help them.
I think the problem is that the "Esoteric Settings" plug-in is
not installed by default. It is included with the package, however.
For MacOS X users with Eudora 6, the following instructions should work:
1. If you have the Eudora icon in your dock, control-click
on the icon and select "Show in Finder".
Otherwise, find the original application icon where
Eudora was installed.
2. Control-click on the Eudora icon and select
"Show Package Contents".
3. In the folder that was opened, double-click on the
"Contents" sub-folder to open it.
4. In the "PlugIns Disabled" sub-folder, you should find
a plug-in called "Esoteric Settings 6.0". You need to
move this plug-in to the "PlugIns" folder.
5. Once the Esoteric Settings plug-in is in the correct
folder, close the various finder windows and sub-folders,
and restart Eudora.
6. Once restarted, select "Settings..." from the "Special"
7. Scroll down towards the bottom of the list of different
settings sub-categories. You will see the familiar ones,
but down below you should see a lot of new ones that you
had never encountered before. They will have names like
"Toolbar on Steriods", "Really Miscellaneous", and
8. Select the "Boring Headers" icon, and add "List-" to the
list of headers that will be omitted from the standard
9. Click on "OK", and the "Settings..." pane should go away.
10. Open a message that previously displayed the headers
that you do not want to see, and see if the issue has
Note that if you want to make appropriate use of the
"List-" headers after this change, you will have to click
on the "BLAHBLAHBLAH" icon in order to see all the
headers from the message.
I still think this sort of thing is a bad idea for most users.
If they didn't know about the "Esoteric Settings" plug-in and how to
make advanced use like this of their MUA, I do not believe that they
are likely to be sufficiently knowledgeable to properly handle the
situation if there are problems.
The "Esoteric Settings" stuff gives you a lot of powerful ammo
that you can use to blow off your entire leg, much less shoot off
your foot. Users should not be encouraged to play with this sort of
stuff unless they are qualified to do so, and if they were qualified
to do so then you shouldn't need to be the one to give them this kind
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.
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