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

From: Saravanan <saravanan.thirumuruganathan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:04:52 -0500

Thanks David and Robert !

I am currently experimenting using two methods : (1) Gmail for threading and archiving using filters. (2) Using Thunderbird as a newsgroup reader by subscribing to gmane.

I plan to do these both for few weeks before picking one of them.

Regards,
Saravanan

On 07/15/2011 04:53 PM, David Smith wrote:
> I use filters in gmail as well, and it works great. Here's my filter
> for r-devel:
>
> Has the words: list:"r-devel.r-project.org <http://r-devel.r-project.org>"
> Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "r-devel", Never send it to Spam
>
> A really easy way to create mailing list filters in Gmail is to click
> "show details" on the From line of the email, and then click "Filter
> messages from this mailing list".
>
> Hope this helps,
> # David Smith
>
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 5:52 AM, Robert M. Flight <rflight79_at_gmail.com
> <mailto:rflight79_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> Hi Saravanan,
>
> You don't need a separate GMail account, as others suggested. I use
> GMail as my client, and I have FILTERS set up to catch any R-Help, etc
> (really anything that comes from a specific address), archive the
> message so I don't see it in my inbox (unless someone is replying
> directly to me in addition to sending to R-help), and then I can view
> the emails at my leisure.
>
> HTH,
>
> -Robert
>
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> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 15:26, Saravanan
> <saravanan.thirumuruganathan_at_gmail.com
> <mailto:saravanan.thirumuruganathan_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
> > Thanks Steve and Brian !
> >
> > Probably, I will create a gmail account for mailing lists and
> let it take
> > care of the threading.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Saravanan
> >
> > On 07/07/2011 12:02 PM, Brian G. Peterson wrote:
> >>
> >> 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
> >>
> >
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