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Topic: this list - (digests) (19 msgs / 430 lines)
1) From: Ingrid Clark Zavadoski
Am I the only one that gets a pile of text and coding, etc. when 
reading through the e-mail digest? I love this list, but I'd say only 
30% of what is on my screen is actually coffee-roasting conversation, 
and the rest is not-trimmed old posts and what seems like reams of 
weird text and maybe coding stuff. I have a Mac;  Is this the problem?
Assuming I am not the only one, is there a particular reason the list 
hasn't been moved over to a Yahoo group or something more user-friendly 
and easier on the brain/eyes? I love the conversations; there's just a 
lot of interference.
Respectfully,
Ingrid

2) From: Rich
You are seeing the email headers.  The copied posts are another issue.
On Mon, 6 Aug 2007 22:04:00 -0500, Ingrid Clark Zavadoski wrote:
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<Snip>http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings

3) From: Rich
Yahoo is NOT the answer.  In simple terms, Yahoo SUX
On Mon, 6 Aug 2007 22:04:00 -0500, Ingrid Clark Zavadoski wrote:
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4) From: Lynne Biziewski
gmail, gmail, GMAIL!!
(the answer)
Then get rid of the digest version - WAY too difficult to read.
Lynne

5) From: Rich
Or, even better, get a good local email program.
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From: Lynne Biziewski
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 23:44:34 -0400
gmail, gmail, GMAIL!!
(the answer)
Then get rid of the digest version - WAY too difficult to read.
Lynne

6) From: Brett Mason
Or even Better Betterer - get gmail...
Brett
On 8/6/07, Rich  wrote:
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-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

7) From: Brian Kamnetz
I agree with the Gmail suggestions. I opened a Gmail account and use it only
for this list. It has worked very well for me.
Brian
On 8/6/07, Ingrid Clark Zavadoski  wrote:
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8) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
When I was getting the digest on my Yahoo account, I got that code, too.
Then, I used the suggestions given here and now have each message go to my
gmail account (no digest).  It automatically groups the emails, so every
email with the same subject is like reading one message.
If you have internet access, you can read your Gmail, it is free, so even
though you have your own personal email, you can sign up for a Gmail account
to read this list.
The one mistake I made:  I discontinued my subscription going to my Yahoo
mail at the same moment I applied for a subscription to my Gmail.  The
discontinue happened immediately, but it took a few days for my new
subscription to be approved.  I was sans list for that time.
Bonnie P.

9) From: Larry Johnson
I use Gmail mainly for lists and correspondence with the people on the
lists. It's extremely handy for that, but I have other email
services/handlers for the rest of my so-called life.
On 8/7/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Larry J
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.  -
Walter Bagehot

10) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
When I was getting the digest on my Yahoo account, I got that code, 
too.  Then, I used the suggestions given here and now have each 
message go to my gmail account (no digest).  It automatically groups 
the emails, so every email with the same subject is like reading one 
message.
Bonnie P.
that's a great suggestion bonnie - using gmail's threaded topic view 
(is that what they call it) for the homeroast list! much better than 
digests
tom
--
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

11) From: Rick Copple
Bonnie Polkinghorn wrote:
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I get the same thing through my personal account by sending all home 
roast emails to a folder, and then I have that folder viewed as 
threaded, and showing only new emails. So all the conversations are 
grouped together and I don't even have to look through old email post to 
see what's new. Very handy that way.
I use Thunderbird.
I do have a gmail account, but for a different reason and purpose. But I 
don't use it for this list and I pop that one to, rarely go on line to 
look at it unless I have to.
But, to each their own. Whatever works.
-- 
Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/

12) From: DJ Garcia
Actually I find the digest works great in Outlook - I get an indexed =
bunch
of individual e-mail files in one envelope, and I can double-click on =
anyone
I choose. Love it.
DJ

13) From: DJ Garcia
I just realized some people may be getting the digest messed up by
anti-virus / anti-spam software. If properly handled, i.e. not massaged =
by
other software, the digest will look like a message with a bunch of =
actual
e-mail files attached (not text or HTML files, but actual e-mail message
files). In Outlook they look like a bunch of envelopes with titles in =
the
attachment section, preceded by a message index titled "Today's Topics"
which is a text file. Depending on how many messages I may double-click =
on
the index to get a quick look at the titles and their authors, or just
scroll through the attachment section. If I find something interesting =
I'll
double-click on the envelope/title which opens up like a mail message I =
can
actually reply to.
I have had it messed up trying out various anti-virus / spam setups and =
can
sympathize with those that get it messed. But when it's not tampered =
with it
works great.
DJ

14) From: Rich
You are late to this horse beating... it is dead.  The bottom line is that each user /reader has to 
understand and be able to control their own software or the digest will approximate digital vomit.
On Sun, 12 Aug 2007 00:18:32 -0400, DJ Garcia wrote:
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15) From: Brett Mason
I disagree...
I mean, I know what I like and it's not DJ's way...  but DJ may just help
someone get a better handle on roasting - so Go Gettem DJ...
Brett
  GMAIL only
On 8/11/07, Rich  wrote:
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-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

16) From: Rich
And I disagree with you as to the digest and how to make it work, or not.
--Original Message Text---
From: Brett Mason
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 23:42:10 -0500
I disagree...
I mean, I know what I like and it's not DJ's way...  but DJ may just help someone get a better handle 
on roasting - so Go Gettem DJ...
Brett
  GMAIL only
On 8/11/07, Rich  wrote: You are late to this horse beating... it is dead.  The 
bottom line is that each user /reader has to
understand and be able to control their own software or the digest will approximate digital vomit.
On Sun, 12 Aug 2007 00:18:32 -0400, DJ Garcia wrote: 
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<Snip>http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings--
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

17) From: Brett Mason
Well, maybe we shgould all check in with you first, before we determine our
own opinion...
On 8/11/07, Rich  wrote:
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-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

18) From: Rick Copple
DJ Garcia wrote:
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You may have something there. I didn't even know a digest works that 
way. But then again, I usually have any html/rich text turned off on 
mine, and everything gets converted to plain text (I avoid html as much 
as possible, not good for email by and large). So I suppose those 
features would also not be there if I were to get digest.
But since my system works fine, I have little reason to investigate. But 
I'm sure your suggestion may help some that do use it. Here's hoping! :)
-- 
Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/

19) From: DJ Garcia
Thank you Brett, though it's true I'm a week late. I thought I could add =
a
positive perspective which seemed to be missing. I guess I must be the =
only
one for whom the digest is working as advertised :-).
DJ


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