Re: [Evolution] Digest/Tor

On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 10:05 +0300, Tor Lillqvist wrote:

Why does evolution-list even provide the possibility to subscribe to a
digest? Isn't a mailing list digest a concept that is broken by design
and has no reason to exist in this century? Surely by now any sensible
mail client (like Evolution) provides the means to order messages from
a mailing list in a separate folder or whatever, neatly organised by
thread, on the client side? What are digests needed for?

I suggest we ask the gnome mailing list admins to convert all digest
subscribers into normal subscribers, and remove the digest
possibility. At least for the Evolution lists.

The mailing list digest concept is a historical artefact from ARPANET
days that deserves to die.



I could not possibly agree with you more, Tor. The Digest mode
doesn't just encourage cluelessness, it bloody *celebrates* it!
Why can't we just for once and for all banish it to whatever
circle of newbie hell it came from?

It may have had some limited utility in the days when CompuSlime
charged their subscribers a pop for each inbound email message,
but no longer.

If I had any idea how to convince those mailing list admins I would
be on it like a duck on a June bug :-)

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