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Re: mailbox clogging, need daily "digests" of the list

On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 04:49 +0530, Madana Prathap wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 03:12:42 +0530, Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 17 January 2006 13:33, Madana Prathap wrote:
> >> I've been subscribed to 12 debian mailing-lists. As you could imagine,  
> >> my mailbox is simply over-flowing now, with the number of mails & the
> >> frequency. To avoid the struggle, I would like to subscribe to a "daily
> >> digest" of mails on the lists.
> >
> > I imagine having to only worry about checking after the digests have  
> > been sent reduces the odds of an embarassingly small mailbox from
> > clogging.
> >
> >
> As my "from:" indicates, Gmail doesn't exactly suffer from a lack of space  
> as such. What I did mean by clogging, is visual - a few hundred list mails  
> a day, are enough to make your inbox look messy.

Heh. The 2005 list archives are 780 Mb (gziped)

> Also, I sent mail to the list-bot with "help" and all I got, was  
> instructions how to subscribe or unsubscribe. The Debian Listmaster did  
> inform me though, that digest-mode is offered only for the high-traffic  
> lists. Thank you!   :)
> Hence this thread could be considered closed.
> PS:
> Many more lists are now getting a lot of traffic, the situation has  
> probably changed since the time when lists were reviewed to identify the  
> high-traffic ones. If these did get officially recognized as high-traffic,  
> then possibly my wish of digest-mode for them, would be fulfilled.

The long term plan is to architect something that will use the lessons
we've learnt over the last few years. That's still in the vapourware
stage though.



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