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Re: mutt & maillist digests

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:29:18AM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On Tue 25 Apr 2017 at 17:22:28 (+0200), Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > On 2017-04-24 15:57:17 -0700, Mike McClain wrote:
> > > I'm running Debian Wheeze on a P3 1/2M memory. Mostly CL.
> > > Mutt 1.5.21 is the culprit ( or am I? )
> > >     I subscribe to mailing lists in digest form.
> > > Mutt recognizes the fact when I'm viewing a Debian User digest but not
> > > when I'm reading a 'help-bash' digest from gnu.org. The difference
> > > that's got me is that when I open a DebUser digest I can enter 'v' and
> > > mutt separates the messages so I can respond on list to a particular
> > > message. The help-bash digest doesn't get split like that by mutt so
> > > if I want to reply to a particular message mutt will put the whole
> > > digest into the reply for me to delete all that doesn't apply to the
> > > message I want to send.
> >
> > Perhaps the 'help-bash' digest does not use MIME.
> Or perhaps you didn't subscribe to the MIME version if it exists. On
> https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-bash
> IIRC the digest "radio button" selects only the non-MIME version.
> To get the MIME one you have to go down to the section ridiculously
> labelled:
> Help-bash Subscribers
> (The subscribers list is only available to the list administrator.)
> and press:
> Unsubscribe or edit options
> Some non-MIME list digests scrub the attachments and give links to
> see them, which don't work. BTW I've never received a reply to any
> email sent to webmasters@gnu.org about any of their lists/problems.
> Cheers,
> David.

Thanks David.
Your directions were clear, concise and accurate.
'help-bash' traffic goes in spurts and though I made the changes in my
subscription the day you posted I only today got confirmation.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
    an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
        - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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