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Re: Mailing list options?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Mailing list options?
- From: Morten Liebach <morten_(_at_)_hotpost_(_dot_)_dk>
- Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 23:41:52 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On 18, sep, 2000 at 03:02:23 -0600, PC Drew wrote:
> 1. Adding the list name to the subject (i.e. "[OpenBSD - misc]").
> When I'm accessing my email before it gets filtered (i.e. pine
> and it gets filtered at my home email), it's really nice to be able
> to look through the emails and quickly see if the email was sent
> directly to me or through a list.
I think this is a filteringproblem, here on my machine procmail filters
stuff into my list folder if it is sent to the list, and put it in my
default folder if it is sent to me personally.
I also find adding "[something] Subject" to the header annoying, it
makes it much more likely _not_ to be able to see the full subject in
> 2. Reply-to address. Another nicety is when I click "reply", my
> reply goes to the list instead of to the sender. This helps
> notify other users that someone has either correctly or incorrectly
> responded to the senders question. Also, this gets archived so
> the next time this problem occurs, the solution is quickly available.
Hmm ... mutt can easily be set up so you hit `L' to answer the list, `r'
to answer privately like it is now, much better.
With your suggestion it would be hard to send private replies.
> 3. Don't send messages that I've sent to the list, to myself. This
> is one that really bugs me. I hate posting to a list and receiving
> it myself. But, other people may like it. This would be a preferrence
> that would be set by the user.
I'd be much more bothered by holes in threads I had participated in, so
I think it is a bad idea.
> 4. Another feature that I've seen recently, are message-digests. This
> would be a preferrence that the user would set as to whether or not they
> want to receive a daily summary of the emails all in one email, or each
> email as it comes through.
This would be a good thing!
> What does everyone think about this?
Now you know what I think. :-)
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