[Mailman-Users] Digest sizes

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Sep 25 20:26:21 CEST 2008

Krystal Zipfel wrote:
>I have a question. Under the digest options in the administration page,
>there is "How big in Kb should a digest be before it gets sent out?" and
>"Should a digest be dispatched daily when the size threshold isn't
>reached?". If the KB size of a digest is set to 0 AND the daily dispatch is
>set to yes, will a digest be sent with every message, or daily?

Every message.

>I ask because according to the documentation I found:
>If the KB size is set to 0 and the daily dispatch is set to yes, it will
>default to daily. However, on my server when the KB is set to 0, regardless
>of the daily setting it sends a digest for each message posted. However, if
>the KB size is set to 10, 20, 300, it will send once it reached that said
>size, and if it never reaches that size in one day it will send daily.

The manual is wrong (although it would be a nice feature). The behavior
you observe is expected.

So is this a bug or an error? The difference is bugs are fixed by
changing the code; errors are fixed by changing the documentation. :)

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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