[Users] install "incomplete mailbox" failure (continued)

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Dec 5 15:33:01 CET 2012


On Wed, 5 Dec 2012 00:28:34 -0600
Charles Blair <c-blair at Illinois.edu> wrote:

> I'm sorry that I don't know how to
> post follow-ups within a single thread (I'm receiving
> digests, if that makes a difference).

Yes, it does make a difference. Digests are for archivists and others
who passively accumulate the traffic.

You have already noted one problem with digests. Another is that the
digests go out with their own subject lines, not those of the actual
messages.

Most email has an identifier. Replies will usually have that identifier
in the reply email, so that thread-enabled mail readers can easily
thread discussions. Digests do not contain those identifiers, so your
traffic will break threads.

I recommend that you change your subscription to non-digest mode.

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