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Topic: reading list w/ gmail (4 msgs / 117 lines)
1) From: Paul Helbert
Lynne Wrote:
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Thanks, Lynn, I'll give it a try. We are in the boonies with dial-up
internet our only option (ninety dollars per month for satellite is not an
option) and even that isn't working like it should. ISP says the problem is
the phone company. Actual speed here is about 1 KB/s when it's working which
is less than ten per cent of the time.
Don't give up on your son's lack of interest in cooking. Life's passions can
strike at any time. I bet he'd have fun doing beer-can chicken (especially
if allowed to consume the unused half a can the recipe doesn't need). Maybe
he'll to make his favorite pie, biscuits, or whatever he likes best. The
skills are transferable.
Happy New Year,
Paul
PS: I notice a lot of messages on the digest come through twice, once in
text and then again spattered with mark up code. I looked on gmail for a way
to stop this. Couldn't find it. Changes from standard to UTF-8 but doubt
that's it.
--You can win a war like you can win an earthquake.
                                              -- Bumper sticker

2) From: Rich
There is no way to prevent it when receiving the digest.  Some email 
programs will send the original message as html, text, or both. 
Depending on the program, the setting to only send text is quite 
obscure.  Many users do not even know thy are sending both.  This is the 
big major drawback of the digest as well as no filtering and threading 
of messages.
Paul Helbert wrote:
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3) From: JoAnne Phillips
Paul,
When I first arrived at this coffee cafe I too subscribed to the  
digest.  Awful, awful.  To many use HTML and it produces lots of  
code.  In desperation I switched to individual messages and lo and  
behold, it cleared up the problem.  I can go through up to 100  
messages in just a few minutes now.  I use a Mac and Mac mail and  
have it set to produce all the messages that relate to a single  
subject in one place.  There's a word for this, but darned if I can  
think of it now - senior moment.  Try it, I think you will like it.   
G-mail can do that for you.  Ah!  It's called 'threads'.  Thought of  
it the minute I stopped trying.
JoAnne in Tucson
On Jan 1, 2008, at 8:39 PM, Paul Helbert wrote:
Lynne Wrote:
  - I actually found the digest form more difficult
to navigate. You already are using gmail - with the filters and  
labels that
gmail has, it makes reading the list messages so easy - but not in the
digest form.
Thanks, Lynn, I'll give it a try. We are in the boonies with dial-up  
internet our only option (ninety dollars per month for satellite is  
not an option) and even that isn't working like it should. ISP says  
the problem is the phone company. Actual speed here is about 1 KB/s  
when it's working which is less than ten per cent of the time.
Don't give up on your son's lack of interest in cooking. Life's  
passions can strike at any time. I bet he'd have fun doing beer-can  
chicken (especially if allowed to consume the unused half a can the  
recipe doesn't need). Maybe he'll to make his favorite pie, biscuits,  
or whatever he likes best. The skills are transferable.
Happy New Year,
Paul
PS: I notice a lot of messages on the digest come through twice, once  
in text and then again spattered with mark up code. I looked on gmail  
for a way to stop this. Couldn't find it. Changes from standard to  
UTF-8 but doubt that's it.
--You can win a war like you can win an earthquake.
                                               -- Bumper sticker

4) From: Rick Copple
Paul Helbert wrote:
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I download all mail, even my gmail, into folders in my email program, 
because web-email is just too slow, even with cable modem speed. Plus, 
my Thunderbird can pretty much do anything that Gmail can do.
But I find getting individual emails, having them sort into a folder as 
they come in, and having them threaded, provides the most convenient way 
to deal with them. Makes it easy to skip over threads you aren't 
interested in. With a digest, you can't do that.
-- 
Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/


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