E-mail replies from Digest
Thu, 10 Nov 1994 08:42:57 -0700
Nathan Brindle writes...
"I'm responding more to your comment on the digests--it does save a great
"deal of bandwidth and local disk space :) since it's one single message
"with one set of delivery "postmarks" in the main header. My only
"problem with digests is that it makes it hard to respond to a specific
"message within the digest, since REPLY generates a header with the
"generic "SCOUTS-L Digest for such-and-such a date" subject line...
I also subscribe in digest form, because the amount of daily messages on
the list would make it difficult to do much during the day but manage my
mail ;). Here is how I handle the problem of a reply to an individual
message from the digest:
Each message comes with a three line header, which lists the date, the
sender (and senders originating address), and the subject of the post.
Generally, the senders address in the "from" line is sufficient to
obtain a reply address. I create my reply mail, and mail it out as a
new message, to the address listed in the from field. There is one minor
problem with this, and that is those people, LIKE NATHAN, who are on
bitnet. I don't know how to reply to bitnet. (Neither does my VAX. :) )
I realize that not everyone has the availability of a computer system
such as the one that I am using, which is a multiwindowing VAX system.
However, each user should have the ability to generate NEW e-mail.
Having first hand knowlege of the difficulties of certain e-mail systems,
I list my BEST e-mail address in my sig. If anyone needs to mail anything
to me, that address is the most reliable. If everyone on the list were to
do likewise, it would eliminate entirely the problem with digests that
Just my $0.02!!!
Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323,
Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council, Arizona
I didn't used to be anything! (Except younger) Maybe someday...
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