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Re: Why a digest? was attacks

On Mon, 18 Nov 2002, Adam N. wrote:

> If we could receive messages in real time then we could filter for what we
> want and keep a lot of the trash off.  It would make things a lot easier.
> If I want to follow a post about substrate I could automatically send
> everything else to the trash.  I'd spend less time scrolling and probably
> read more because I wouldn't have to ponderously manually filter stuff.  If
> people wanted to read this attack crap then they could filter for it.


There are plugins for most mail readers that will "de-burst" a digest into 
its constituent messages. To the end reader, it will be no different than 
receiving the APD as individual messages, except that it happens only 
twice a day & doesn't put the strain on actwin.com's servers.  I use this, 
and I can easily reply to individual messages, save a post for archiving, 
or even filter out crud before reading it.

I don't know how to do this with Outlook (the 95%), but others have 
mentioned that it IS possible.  Me, I'm still living in 1991 with PINE.

  - Erik

Erik Olson
erik at thekrib dot com