[Tutor] Any good way to read Tutor mails?

Neal McBurnett neal@bcn.boulder.co.us
Sat Apr 19 23:10:02 2003

The answer to your question depends on exactly how the digests are
formatted.  Please "bounce" or forward one of the digests you get from
this list to me, since I'm curious.

Unfortunately, I think in this world of spam, viruses, many different
clients and list managers, etc, it is harder and harder to get
satisfactory results from digest modes.  Though Mailman is considering
a feature enhancement to provide "index" digests which just contain
web links to the articles, which might suit you.

In the Unix world there are many tools that can be used, e.g.
"formail" perhaps with "procmail", emacs "undigest.el", "mutt",
etc. depending on whether it is a plain text digest (RFC1153) or a
MIME digest.  Mailman can be configured to generate either.  I'm not
sure why, but I don't think users can pick the format, and the default
seems to be plain text, whereas MIME would seem to be more widely

Neal McBurnett                 http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/
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On Sat, Apr 19, 2003 at 08:41:51PM -0500, pan@uchicago.edu wrote:
> =A4=DE=A5=CE Bob Gailer <bgailer@alum.rpi.edu>:
> > Could you mention the ones you're having trouble with? I use Eudora,a=
nd it=20
> > works fine.
> I'm using a 'webmail' client called 'Horde' or something ...
> it's not that it has some problem, but just inconvinient.=20
> Everytime I read the tutor digest, first I have to scroll all=20
> the way (and quite often back and forth and back and forth) before=20
> I can find the messege that interest me. If i wanna reply, I have=20
> to cut and paste the message body, then cut and paste it's title to=20
> the newly compositing window before I reply. That's somehow
> troublesome for a lazy guy like me.=20
> Take this reply as an example, if I didnt' cut and paste the msg title,
> the title shown on the tutor digest after it received this would have=20
> been "Re: Tutor digest, Vol 1 #2379 - 3 msgs" (instead of "Any good=20
> way to read Tutor mails? ", which is definitely not suitable.
> IMHO, the current technology should be able to give us something
> that you just see the title of all messages in "one window" (means
> dont' need to scroll). If u are interested in any mnsg, just
> click and read it, and if wanna reply, just click a button.=20
> =A4=DE=A5=CE Anna Ravenscroft <revanna@mn.rr.com>:
> > Are you getting a digest version of the list?
> I have too many emails a day so I prefer the digest mode.
> > Sean 'Shaleh' Perry shalehperry@attbi.com :
> >
> >The mailer I use (kmail from KDE under Debian Linux) gives me three op=
> >
> >if I press 'ctrl-l' I get "reply to list" and only the list is replied=
 to. =20
> >This works because I have told kmail that the folder I sort python-tut=
or mail=20
> >into contains the mailing list "tutor@python.org".
> >
> >if I press 'ctrl-r' I get the standard reply-to honoring.
> >
> >if I press 'ctrl-a' I get "reply to all" which replies to the first ad=
> >and cc's everyone else.
> >
> >This works well for me.
> That sounds great but you still have scroll back/forth to find=20
> a specific msg and also cut/paste to reply, if you are using a digest
> mode like mentioned above.
> pan
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