I started out in my gmail in threaded mode, but missed having a mail client so I could have a digital signature for personal emails (big no-no with lists, sorry about those first initial messages). So i switched to Thunderbird-- it also keeps them threaded like gmail and pretty nicely. I found this list to voluminous to handle in individual emails and I was thinking of leaving it-- too much OT posts (like this one) and not much in the way of specific help. When I was preparing to go on vacation I switched to digest mode as a last chance. I kind of like it-- I miss a lot because the formatting gets really screwed up, but at least I'm not overwhelmed with 150 messages from this list in a day-- just six or seven on a heavy day. But what would really help a lot-- is if everyone only used plaintext formatting for the list and didn't put any attachments on. Thanks-- and let's stop beating this issue and get back to our regularly schedule coffee roasting.