Re: [Evolution] evolution-list Digest, Vol 59, Issue 31

On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 10:05 +0300, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
You're doing it again! Please STOP replying to digests!

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.

Fine by me. Everything to do with digests causes all sorts of problems.
I guess they may have had some justification in the days when most
people were on dial-up, but those days are long gone and even those who
still have to use dial-up have better options than digests.


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