Replying to digest with threading (was: Re: Regarding Get Fedora page)

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Fri May 28 03:18:47 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 16:22 -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> if you visit your list configuration page¹ and set the 'Get MIME or
> Plain Text Digests' to MIME, the digest you receive should have
> individual messages which you can reply to.  The in-reply-to and
> references headers should be kept intact that way.

I don't really want to get digests to test this, but I wonder which
clients actually support replying to portions of a digest?

To be honest, I think that anybody who has trouble dealing with the
downloading the volume of mail from this list, should probably try a
usenet gateway, instead (e.g. gmane).

A good news client only downloads the list of what's available, not all
the message bodies.  You can set it to only *show* you the last few days
messages, but you can still search further back to find the origins of a
thread.  You can set it to only cache a few days worth of messages
bodies that you do download (so a re-read doesn't involve a
re-download).  And you can reply to individual messages easily.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.  I
read messages from the public lists.

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