Re: [Rd] Suggestions for R-devel / R-help digest format

From: Brian G. Peterson <brian_at_braverock.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2011 12:02:52 -0500

On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 11:44 -0500, Saravanan wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am passive reader of both R-devel and R-help mailing lists. I am
> sending the following comments to r-devel as it seemed more suitable. I
> am aware that this list uses GNU mailman for the list management. I have
> my options set that it sends a email digest. One thing I find is that
> the digest consists of emails that ordered temporarlly. For eg lets say
> there are two threads t1 and t2 and the emails arrive as e1 of t1, e2 of
> t2, e3 of t3 . The digest lists them as e1,e2 and then e3. Is it
> possible to somehow configure it as T1 : e1,e3 and then T2 : e2 ?
>
> This is the digest format that google groups uses which is incredibly
> helpful as you can read all the messages in a thread. Additionally, it
> also helpfully includes a header that lists all the threads in digest so
> that you can jump to the one you are interested in. I checked the
> mailman options but could not find any.
>
> Does anyone else have the same issue? It is not a big issue in R-devel
> but R-help is a much more high traffic mailing list. I am interested in
> hearing how you read/filter your digest mails in either R-help or other
> high volume mailing lists.

This really has nothing to do with R, but rather mailman.

I use folders, filtered on the server using SIEVE and/or procmail. No digest required. I get the mails immediately, not later in the day or the next day, and can use all my various email clients easily to read/respond.

mailman supports a MIME digest format that includes a table of contents with links to each MIME part. mailman does not support a threaded digest, to the best of my knowledge.

Regards,

-- 
Brian G. Peterson
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