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



On Tuesday 17 January 2006 15:19, 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.

Well, there's not a good way to solve this problem without breaking threads 
when replying, since you can't reply to a digest without splitting it into 
it's component messages.

> 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.

Generally speaking, traffic is measured by the megabyte, not the message, 
since the latter tends to come into play when it comes to expenses and mail 
quotas.

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Paul Johnson
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