On Fri, 12 Jul 2002 13:44:15 -0400 (EDT)
karhunhammas <Beartooth> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jul 2002, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> It is, however, a great aid for those high-bandwidth lists that you
> very seldom post to and want badly to read a small fraction of.
> And of course the other old regulars, knowing you're on index option,
> send you direct carbons of replies to your posts, and replying to
> those immediately becomes much easier. (Autocat is a list I was
> regular on for years before i retired.)
Urk. I'm on similar high volume lists and instead use keyword and
pattern matching to extract and externally present those bits I think I
might be interested in (those messages get copied to a second
<listname>-interesting folder). That way there's no fetch delay time
for the specific messages I tag and I can easily read the whole list or
backtrack a thread should I wish to.
Simpler, faster, more featured. Good stuff.
Quite simply the fetchable index approach seems an unmitigated pain with
no gain or benefit _UNLESS_ your mail system is so poorly featured that
you effectively have no (or extremely poor) filtering tools (which
pretty well defines all mass market MUAs).
<Notes to self: data point for Chuq's survey>
J C Lawrence
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