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RE: cygwin digest format

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Dave Korn wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Gorden Jemwa
> > Sent: 09 February 2005 07:54
> > To: cygwin
> [ X-post to -talk list; I think we should TITTTL if the discussion
> becomes any prolonged. ]
> > Could the digest format be changed into a single message format
> > containing all the messages instead of a single message with other
> > messages embeddded as attachments? I don't know what others think but
> > IMO its easier to read browse through a single message than opening
> > individual attachment,

Most mailers will display text attachments inline (pine does :-D).

> > unless (of course) there are strong reasons for
> > the current digest format.
>   I can think of a couple of immediate advantages:
> 1)  If you reply to a digest, the References or In-Reply-To headers will
> point to the digest, rather than the item you're actually replying to,
> which breaks the threading.  Sending the posts as individual items means
> people will reply to the one they actually want to reply to.  And the
> Subject line will be set correctly too.
> 2)  We never get idiots sending 1 line top-posted replies with quoted
> copies of the entire preceding day's traffic below.
>   Item 1) may be important to some people, but it's 2) that particularly
> matters to me!

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