[Mailman-Users] multiple footers accumulating on messages as discussion progresses - how to eliminate all but the last mailman footer?

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Apr 21 14:04:20 CEST 2012

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:17 PM, David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com> wrote:

> I run about 200 lists that serve the blind community, and we tend to prefer top posting.

That makes sense.  T. V. Raman top-posts even on Emacs lists.

> It is easier to find the new content.  So getting rid of footers in chains
> where people reply, and reply to that ... would be great, if possible.

I would guess that blind people develop better memories, to reduce the
cost of back references.  If so, maybe it would be better (on balance)
to not include previous messages at all (by default).  Have you tried

> it would also be nice if digests had some kind of navigation between
> original messages.

A decent MUA allows you to treat a digest as a folder, or as a mail
spool (so that you can read messages from it into your inbox.  If that
would not be good enough, I wonder what you need.  If it would be good
enough, I think you should talk to the maintainers of your users' MUAs
to make the digest-as-folder feature available and accessible.  It's
not hard to implement, and it would g

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