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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 at thekrib dot com