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Subject: Digests and MIME
From: "James B. Byrne" <byrnejb @ harte-lyne . ca>
Organization: Harte & Lyne Limited
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 16:22:43 -5
To: Jason L Tibbitts III <tibbs @ hpc . uh . edu>, majordomo-workers @ GreatCircle . COM
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References: Brock Rozen's message of Tue, 11 Feb 1997 14:03:35 -0500 (EST)

On 14 Feb 97 at 12:07, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

> As for digests, the comments I've seen in the past is that pretty
> much everyone wants tighter integration between the digest list
> and the normal list.  They should at least share a common
> configuration file and look to the user like a single list. 
> Integration should be tight enough so that resend feeds the
> message to digest itself without adding headers and footers.

On digests:

Has there been any discussion about providing a MIME compliant 
mail digest format as an option for the digest transmission?  I am 
using Pegasus 2.5.2 and ran across this feature accidentally.  At 
least on Pegasus it is a far superior way to read digested mail.   

I suppose that this is a MUA specific capability and that there
exist MUA's that provide the same functionality as the MIME digest
using the embedded headers, but I haven't run across them myself.

James B. Byrne                Harte & Lyne Limited
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