[clug] [OT] Test
steve at nerdvana.org.au
Fri Jan 27 01:42:43 UTC 2017
On 01/27/2017 12:05 AM, Bryan Kilgallin (laptop) wrote:
> I have a question about Linux member digestibility. I notice that both
> my old Netspeed and my new iiNet subscriptions are in the first
> category. What's different about the second?
From the mailman website help section
2.6 The Digest Options Category
Digest delivery is a way to bundle many articles together into one
package, which can be delivered once per day (if there were any posted
articles), or whenever the package is bigger than a specified limit.
Some users may prefer this style of delivery for higher traffic lists
since they will receive fewer messages.
Mailman supports two standard digest formats, and if digests are
enabled, users can select which of the two formats they receive. One is
MIME digests, where each message is an attachment inside a
multipart/digest. This format also contains a summary table of contents,
and of course the an optional header and footer, and it retains most of
the headers of the original messages.
The second type is called ``plaintext'' digests because they are
readable in mail readers that don't support MIME. Actually, they adhere
to the RFC 1153 digest standard. They retain some, but not all of the
original messages, but can also include a summary and headers and footers.
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