Re: Digest Command
Mark Dryer (clf18@PINN.NET)
Fri, 2 Feb 1996 09:09:07 -0500
Yesterday evening Robt Booth asked:
>Isn't there an easier way to get through all this mail? Instead of 50
>messages a day, is it possible to use a digest command so it can be read
>like the combined Girl Scouts listing? It sure would make things easier.
Yes, there is a digest command. Send message "SET SCOUTS-L DIGEST"
to LISTSERV@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU . I suggest, tho, that you think
twice before doing so.
I, too, thought that I was being inundated with message traffic and
thought that it would be easier to receive one digest message per day.
After a while, I went back to individual, undigested messages for the
a. A daily digest usually came in as a multipart (usually two
sections, sometimes as many as four sections) message.
b. Large digest messages kept timing out as my I'net server
tried to download them to me, causing all message traffic to back up.
c. Face it, there are subjects that you have no interest in
(CS Woodbadge Training dates in a Council 500 miles away if you are
involved with Boy Scouts, for example). It is easy to delete or skip
them individually, but much harder to skip them in a digest.
d. Responding to an individual post in a digest is not fun to
do if your software package insists on quoting the the message (i.e.,
the entire digest) which forces you to block and delete 99% of the
quotation from your reply.
CC, Troop 191
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