|Subject:||Re: emails innummerable|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Nov 2018 20:23:03 -0600|
From: Jay Hamilton <address@hidden>
To: Jean-Julien Fleck <address@hidden>,
Subject: Re: emails innummerable
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2018 17:57:57 -0700
> but I just checked (and changed my name and address) and it was set
> far as I could understand ) to 'digest' or group
> so that is not the answer or at least not to the current problem.
I think that the problem Jay/Sam is referring to is that the list is so
busy (surely a good thing) that several digests per day are sent out.
On Saturday 3rd November, for instance, I received 14 digests. These
contained a total of 52 separate messages. Sending one daily digest
would obviously mean that all 52 messages appeared in one massive
There does seem to be something odd about the way the issue of a digest
is triggered though: one of Saturday's digests contained 8 messages,
another contained just 1. This variability happens all the time, and
it does not appear to be related to the length of the individual
Is is possible to tweak the list-issuing software either to standardize
the timing of new digests (e.g. once per day, or perhaps once every 6
hours); or alternatively to issue a digest once the number of emails or
their total length has reached a certain level?
I have got used to the apparently random frequency and length of the
digests, but I can quite see that it might annoy some people.
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