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

Madana Prathap wrote:
> Hi,
> 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  

Have you tried to use a threading-capable mail reader yet?  With such
a program you can easily determine which thread a mail belongs to and
if you consider the entire thread of not enough interest for you you
could delete all mails in that thread.  This helps a lot when dealing
with lots of mail and different discussion threads.

Another idea to help you would be to split the mail you are receiving
into several different mailboxes.  This is described with examples in
the procmail-lib package.

A third idea would be to use the web interface for reading so that you
don't have everything in your local mailbox.

> How come only a few lists (like -devel, & -users) are offering digest-mode  
> (on the web interface) ? The others (like -project, -release, -amd64, etc)  
> offer plain subscribe/unsubscribe - I see no way of getting digests.

The traffic is not high enough to warrant a digest.



Every use of Linux is a proper use of Linux.  -- Jon 'maddog' Hall

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