[Tutor] Smart posting - Was: Re: Tutor Digest, Vol 80, Issue 11

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sun Oct 3 09:52:50 CEST 2010

"James Mills" <prologic at shortcircuit.net.au> wrote

> I'm actually really surprised anyone actually uses and subscribes to
> mailing lists and wants to get digests. It's far easier (for me at 
> least)
> to just get each email as it comes in.

I use digests for several mailing lists - and used to use it on the 
untilGMane made it available as a news feed which is better still.

The advantage of a digest is that I can read it all in one go rather 
having to search for the mails intermingled with all the other stuff 
comes in (around 200 mails per day of which list mail  is low in 
If there are 50 messages a day from tutor - which can happen - then
that would push my inbox load up to 250/day but using a digest
means it is only 201 - far easier to scan and search.

I could do the same by setting up a rule to auto file it in a folder 
the digest effectively does that for me and I'm lazy by nature :-)

So digest is good, but posting the whole digest is bad!

My personal view.

Alan G. 

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