Re: Digests are too large!

You should be able to copy and paste any part of a digest message you wish to 
keep for future reference.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Miller" <n1umj@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: Digests are too large!


Another advantage to using a rule to put jfw list messages to their own
folder is, if you have a message you want to keep around for a while, like
something you say "hmmm maybe I'll try that in a day or 2"  yes you could
save the digest, but that's the hole digest and with my luck that message
would be at the bottom where as with just a folder for all the messages, you
just simply don't delete that one, or save that 1 message.  I've always done
it that way and it works very well for me.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 8:57 AM
Subject: RE: Digests are too large!


> Alan,
>
> If James isn't able to help you, let me suggest that you consider
> switching to the individual message mode, and setting up a rule in your
> email package to move the list emails into their own folder.  This ends
> up working just like a digest, except that you then get to control
> exactly how often you check your email and so how long it will take you
> to download that particular group.  It also offers the advantage that
> when you want a quick answer, you can check more frequently.  It also
> offers the advantage (if your email package supports it) of viewing the
> messages by thread.
>
> I can't think of a single disadvantage once you begin using rules.
>
> Hth,
>
> Chip
>
> =20
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=20
>> [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alan Clendinen
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 4:09 AM
>> To: jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Digests are too large!
>>=20
>> James,
>>=20
>> Would it be possible for you to limit the number of posts on=20
>> the Digest version of the JFW Users list? When only one=20
>> digest is distributed in a 24 hour period, the size of the=20
>> digests become extremely large. On average, the digests now=20
>> contain over 100 posts, and that doesn't even include copies=20
>> of the message threads. On my dial-up Internet account, it is=20
>> taking as long as
>> 5 minutes to retrieve a JFW digest!
>>=20
>> The other disadvantage of only posting digests once every 24=20
>> hours, is that getting a reply to a question takes much=20
>> longer. Digest subscribers might post a question in the=20
>> morning, but won't see any responses until the next morning.
>>=20
>> When the JFW Users list was hosted on Yahoo, the digests were=20
>> limited to a maximum of 25 posts, and when that limit was=20
>> reached, it triggered distribution of a new digest. On=20
>> average, we would receive 3 or 4 digests per day. This method=20
>> kept the digests to a manageable size, and shortened the=20
>> interval between posting a request for help and getting a response.=20
>> Could you please implement such a policy?
>>=20
>> Regards,
>>=20
>> Alan Clendinen
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