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Subject: Re: Purpose of digests ?
From: Eric Thomas <ERIC @ SEARN . SUNET . SE>
Date: Mon, 15 May 1995 16:52:09 +0200
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com, Cormack @ cardiff . ac . uk, Andrew Cormack <scoanc @ thor . cf . ac . uk>
In-reply-to: Message of Mon, 15 May 1995 15:21:59 +0100 (BST) from list-managers-owner@GreatCircle.COM

On   Mon,   15   May   1995   15:21:59   +0100   (BST)   Andrew   Cormack
<scoanc@thor.cf.ac.uk> said:

>It  strikes me  that a  digest  should be  a periodic  update to  inform
>readers of the traffic on a given list.

LISTSERV provides this  function under the name of "INDEX"  (ie SET XYZ-L
INDEX). In Internet parlance, a "digest"  is what you have described, the
messages of the day/week/whatever.

  Eric

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